An Orange County developer is seeking permission to build a 45-townhome, small-lot project that would rank as one of Eagle Rock’s single largest new home projects in recent years.
The development of three-story townhomes, which would be built on a nearly two-acre site next to the Eagle Rock Boulevard office of TimeWarner Cable, is more than twice as large as some of the previous small-lot projects that have been constructed in Eagle Rock. Builders can pack more homes on a property than would normally be allowed if the project meets certain guidelines under the city’s small-lot subdivision ordinance, primarily by allowing homes to be built within inches of each other and reducing the amount of open space.
Urban Village Development Co. of Irvine, which is scheduled to present its plans for the project tonight before the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council’s Land Use and Planning Committee, proposes tearing down a few small residential and commercial structures to build the 45 townhomes. The project of contemporary-style development would include a small amount of commercial space in the units facing Eagle Rock Boulevard, according to plans and renderings posted on the council website. “Special attention has been made to have diversity among the facades of the dwelling units at the frontage to create a dynamic pedestrian experience as each structure possesses a unique design and material choice,” according to a statement submitted by the developer.
The developer is seeking approval to build the homes without the space that the city normally requires between the homes and adjacent properties. Tonight’s meeting is scheduled to be held at 7:00 pm at Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Boulevard.