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Corn Palace

Proposed Project
The 8.8 acre-project site, commonly known as the “Corn Palace” is a former cornfield that has a produce stand, farm structures and a house on-site. The site is located west of Lawrence Expressway and is bordered by Lily, Toyon and Dahlia avenues. The project by Trumark Homes includes developing the land with 58 single-family homes and a 2-acre public park.

Contact

Shétal Divatia, Senior Planner, 408-730-7637

Progress

Project Updates

The project was approved, subject to modified conditions of approval, by the Planning Commission on March 11, 2019. The staff report and meeting minutes are available below:

Planning Commission Report and Minutes, March 11, 2019

Approved Project

The approved project includes 58 single-family homes and land for a 2-acre public park. The Planning Commission required modifications to the project that are not yet reflected in the project plans. The required modifications require revised site and architectural plans, which will be considered by the Planning Commission at a public hearing prior to submittal of a building permit application.

The required modifications are as follows:

  1. Specify that the houses' rear setbacks be increased to an average of 15 feet,
  2. Specify that the sound wall will match the look and height, with a minimum of 8 feet in height, to the sound wall along Lawrence Expressway directly across from the proposed project; and
  3. Specify that the houses along the perimeter of the park are oriented so that their front entrances face the park.

Environmental Review

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that all state and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects for which they have discretionary authority. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared and certified by the Planning Commission. The certified EIR is comprised of the Draft EIR and Final EIR below. 

The Draft EIR was available for public review and comment for 45 days, from Nov. 2 to Dec. 17, 2018. A Planning Commission public hearing to accept public comments on the Draft EIR was held on Dec. 10, 2018. The Final EIR includes the Draft EIR document, the formal Response to Comments and corrections to the Draft EIR as noted below.

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) (15 MB PDF)

Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) (30 MB PDF)

Planning Commission Minutes, Dec. 10, 2018 (PDF Download)

Details

The proposed project by Trumark Homes includes developing the land with 58 single-family homes (9.5 dwelling units per acre) and a 2-acre public park. The project application requires a Tentative Subdivision Map for 60 lots (58 homes, one private street and a public park), and a Special Development Permit to construct the two-story homes.

Background

The site is located west of Lawrence Expressway and is bounded by Lily, Toyon and Dahlia avenues. The 8.8 acre-project site, commonly known as the “Corn Palace,” is a former cornfield that has a produce stand, farm structures and a house on site. The site is currently zoned R-1.5/PD (Low-Medium Density Residential/Planned Development) and has a General Plan designation of Residential Low Medium Density (RLM).

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2019
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