In March 2011 O’Brien Land Company, LLC submitted an application to build 14 apartment buildings housing 315 moderate-income apartments on a 22-acre parcel owned by the AMD Family Trust at the southwest corner of Deer Hill Road and Pleasant Hill Road. More information on this original proposal can be found here. The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project was initiated in the fall of 2011, the Draft EIR was released for public review in May 2012 and the Final EIR was certified by the City Council in August 2013.
As the project moved into public hearings in the fall of 2013, the City Council directed staff to participate in conversations with the developer to determine if there was an alternative plan that would be acceptable to all parties - the developer, community members, and the city. In December staff introduced an alternative for the Terraces of Lafayette project which would have 44-45 single-family residences and a community park with a multi-purpose athletic field, playground, dog park and parking lot. Background information on this can be found here.
In January 2014, the developer and the City Council entered into a process agreement by which the project alternative would be reviewed by the city, including review by the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commission, Circulation Commission, Design Review Commission, and Planning Commission, with final review and action by the City Council. A Supplemental EIR will be prepared to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the project alternative. Please visit the Homes at Deer Hill page to view the plans submitted for the Project Alternative.
If you would like to receive notification of meetings on the Terraces of Lafayette project before any of the City’s hearing bodies, please visit the City's e-notification page and check off “Project – Terraces of Lafayette.” If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email distribution list specific to this project, please contact Greg Wolff, Senior Planner.