The San Ramon City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposed Faria Preserve residential development Tuesday evening (July 8).
The proposal from Lafferty Communities would add 740 new homes and neighborhood amenities on approximately 286.5 acres near Deerwood and Bollinger Canyon roads in northwestern San Ramon.
The San Ramon Planning Commission unanimously endorsed the project May 6, but City Councilman Harry Sachs submitted a call for review on May 15, asking the council to look at the commission's decision and make the final call on the development.
Sachs raised concerns about potential environmental impacts of the project, including landslide risks and effects on creeks, wetlands and natural habitat areas.
The council is scheduled to conduct the Faria Preserve public hearing but not make a decision during its meeting Tuesday at City Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. City staff recommends council members set their final deliberations to occur on July 22.
At that time, the council would weigh the planning commission's approval of a major subdivision, development plan amendment, environmental findings and architectural review for the project.
The Lafferty proposal calls for new single-family homes, town houses, condominiums, apartments and senior housing as well as plans for a community park, church and educational facility.