Location: Ceres, CA
Client: The City of Ceres
Scope: Urban Planning
The West Landing Specific Plan (the “Plan”) consists of a mix of commercial, office, residential, business park, and light industrial land uses and existing county facilities. The Specific Plan envisions potential development of up to 3,635 residential units (multi- and single-family), 884,200 square feet of retail commercial, 383,910 square feet of office space, 802,100 square feet of light industrial/business park uses, 16 acres for two elementary schools, and 47 acres of parks. Some existing uses would remain under the Plan, including an existing residential neighborhood, a large 128.5-acre wine industry-related industrial facility, and the 175.5-acre County jail and related sheriff’s facilities.
Lamphier-Gregory was selected by the City of Ceres to coordinate with the planning team at Wood Rodgers to identify opportunities and constraints of the site prior to initiation of planning, spearhead stakeholder and community outreach efforts to inform the plan as it was developed, and analyze the environmental impact through an EIR process. Scott Gregory, President, and Rebecca Gorton, Senior Planner, acted as a team to complete this work.
A 960-acre plan and incorporation is a big proposition. Lamphier-Gregory was able to assist City staff throughout the process – from concept to approval – thorough coordination with the City and planning team as well as outreach to the property owners, plan area residents, and interested members of Ceres and nearby communities. This was a hands-on project that showcased our ability to seamlessly blend environmental considerations with planning efforts and concerns of stakeholders and the community.
Images courtesy of Wood Rogers