People who live on the south side of Diablo and Blackhawk roads across from Diablo will have a chance to listen and talk to developers Wednesday night about their plans for the area.
Summerhill Homes is planning to build on 410 acres east of McCauley/Green Valley Road on the remainder of Magee Ranch that is now used for grazing.
"In total there are 75 home sites that are a minimum of 10,000-square-foot lots," said Wendy Baker, Summerhill's development manager. "There are an additional 10 custom lots proposed, for a total of 85 home sites."
Baker said the homes would be 3,000 to 4,000 square feet, although some would likely have cabanas -- small cottages -- that would increase the total square footage. Homes on the custom lots would differ in size.
Summerhill has been meeting with community groups about the development. Wednesday's meeting, at 6:30 p.m. at Los Cerros Middle School, will be the fourth in the series, and Baker said the company will also be meeting with local homeowner associations.
Summerhill C.E.O. Robert Freed said his company has been building homes in the Bay Area for more than 30 years and knows he needs to get people behind the plan.
"Community outreach is one of the keys," Freed said.
Meanwhile, Danville officials are ensuring that the project will be handled fairly, with both environmental and development reviews.
Summerhill will have to prepare an environmental report, which will include a work scope to identify the areas that need to be evaluated, and the Town of Danville will be seeking community input, said Public Information Coordinator Geoff Gillette.
The draft report is expected to take six to nine months, and will be followed by a 45-day comment period.
Residents will also receive a "request for comment" from the town. That notice will go to surrounding property owners, interested parties and agencies, and will solicit comments on the project plans.
Neither the work scope nor the comments would be enough to scuttle the project, according to Gillette, but each will be taken into consideration by the Danville Planning Commission and ultimately the Town Council, which will also hold public hearings on the development plan.
Freed said he thinks the biggest concern will be the traffic impact.
"There are (also) some environmental issues based on the acreage," he said. "There are some local residents more impacted than others based on their proximity to the site."