SUISUN CITY – The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the site plan and the architectural review request by a 4-0 vote for the construction of 160 apartments at the southeast corner of Marina Boulevard and Buena Vista Avenue.
There are two positions to be filled within the commission.
The Marina Village Apartments project is described as a 100% affordable housing development.
It will provide affordable rental housing reserved for households earning 30 to 70% of the region’s median income.
The development will include nine three-storey garden-style residential buildings, a community building and a laundry room.
The majority of public commentators were concerned about how the development would affect traffic in this area. Many motorists take Buena Vista Avenue to Marina Boulevard to access Highway 12.
During commuting and school hours, traffic may flow onto Buena Vista and Railroad Avenue.
The main access to the site will be located next to the management office, along the western edge of the site, linked to Boulevard Marina by an alley on the right only.
Secondary access to the site will be located at the northeast corner of the development, connecting to Buena Vista Avenue through a new driveway. An eastbound right-hand turn pocket is included in the proposed driveway on Buena Vista Avenue.
“Marina Boulevard already has a lot of traffic,” said George Guynn. “It will get more severe with 160 units and maybe three to four cars per unit.”
He suggested the city focus more on business development than housing.
Marina Village is the first project to be considered under the city’s new Good Neighbor Policy, designed to ensure that procedures in place are reasonably calculated to ensure that the premises remain calm, safe and clean. and the surrounding area.
“This project is only good for developers,” said Steve Olry. “I’d rather live next to a juvenile detention center (than this project). “
A traffic study found that the average vehicle delay on Marina Boulevard at Buena Vista Avenue is expected to exceed conditions by 5 seconds or more.
It offered two options for improvement:
• Maintain control of stops in all directions and add a pocket of northbound right turns.
• Build a traffic light.
Donna LeBlanc was concerned that there were only three designated waste areas. This was the number recommended by the services of the Republic.
Marina Village is a Solano affordable housing project that will be funded by federal and state funds, said Don Harris of Solano Affordable Housing.
“This is not a Section 8 project,” said Harris. “The income limits are checked every year. “
Learn more about the project on www.solanohousing.org.