Saturday, June 6th, the New Home Company conducted a
neighborhood walk-through to commence their public outreach
efforts. The developer reached out, door-to-door, to
residents of the Colony and Stone Creek communities, seeking
feedback on the proposed project. The developer initiated a
website specific to this project and their public outreach
The 77.55 acre project site is located east of the
intersection of Las Virgenes Road and Agoura Road. The
Notice of Preparation released in May 2011 discussed a
project involving proposed construction of a 21,400
square-foot commercial building, eight senior affordable
housing units, 75 multi-family townhome units, 75
single-family residential units, with 54.07 acres of land
dedicated to open space, and 0.73 acres dedicated to public
streets. The project would also include remediation of
an ancient landslide on the southern portion of the site.
Shortly after the EIR preparation had
begun, the property was sold to a new owner who intends to
modify the project. The new property owner has met
with Planning staff on several occasions to review and
discuss the application and public hearing processes, as
well as project compliance with the General Plan and
applicable Land Use and Development Code standards.
The feedback from staff is expected to help the new owner
better design a project which responds well to community
needs and to applicable city policies and standards.
Staff is awaiting an official re-submittal of plans for a
modified project. Meanwhile, background/technical
studies related to the EIR are currently being conducted
(such as technical and field research relating to the
biological report); a Draft EIR will not be completed and
circulated for public review until modified project plans
have been submitted and reviewed.