The CityWalk plan allows for a total of 652 units for the three parcels at Bishop Ranch 1A. If approved, the proposed project would represent more than half of these. The neighboring aged care facility is Belmont Village, along with a planned park site, are set to complete the plan’s vision for the area.

If approved, the proposed units would include five- and seven-story buildings, as well as a 663-space parking structure.

Site plan of proposed housing facility at Bishop Ranch 1A. (Image courtesy of City of San Ramon)

“The project is proposed in a ‘wrap-around’ building type, comprising a 6-storey parking garage ‘wrapped’ with residential units along the perimeter, which are intended to conceal the garage structure from public view”, Barr said. “Residents access their units through a hallway connected to the garage, with their individual parking space located on the level common to their unit.”

Although the proposed project is subject to local rather than state affordable housing regulations, it is still subject to the five-unit maximum required under the state affordable housing law.

In addition, the proposal is subject to the city’s affordable housing requirements, which means that at least 15% of the units must be available for low- or very low-income households.

“The proposed apartment project is consistent with the general plan and zoning and the purpose and intent of the CityWalk Master Plan and related design guidelines,” Barr said. “Furthermore, the apartment project is within the scope of the project analyzed by the CityWalk EIR; and meets the findings necessary for the Proposed Development Plan, Minor Exception and Architectural Review requests.”

Commissioners will consider voting on the proposed draft at their next regular meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. The agenda is available here.

In other business, commissioners are expected to consider voting on a wireless telecommunications facility at 259 San Ramon Valley Blvd. after a presentation and a public hearing.