VACAVILLE — Some new homes in southeast Vacaville may end up being a little bigger than initially approved.
The City Council on a 5-0 voice vote Tuesday approved initiating the process for a General Plan amendment to rezone 142 single-family home lots in the Southtown development, specifically Unit 1A along Leisure Town Road near Alamo Creek.
Property owner TRI Pointe Homes requested a General Plan amendment to rezone the lots from residential low density to residential low-medium density, which simply changes the allowed footprint of the homes to be built on the lots.
Mainly the side yard setbacks would be changed, allowing a 5-foot setback from the property line on each side, making for larger main-floor living space. The owners assured the council that the upper floors will have further setbacks of 2.5 feet on each side to prevent the houses from appearing too close to each other.
The homes will range from 1,800 to around 3,000 square feet, owners said.
Any General Plan amendment granted would be to the existing General Plan, and would not affect the ongoing General Plan update process, which is expected to wrap up in the spring.
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