Village at Loomis: improved through community inputBy: Todd Lowell
I would like to personally thank the community for your involvement and input in the review of the Village at Loomis plan over the last nearly four-and-a-half years.
After 14 public meetings before the Loomis Planning Commission and the Loomis Town Council, a new plan for the Village at Loomis was approved.
The plan that was adopted by the Town Council is distinctly different than the plan we submitted in 2014. The new plan includes more parks, fewer single-family homes and additional improvements to create a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood near downtown Loomis.
With your feedback since the original submission, we have reduced the number of single-family homes by 52, expanded the size of the residential lots and committed by contract to only allow single-story homes behind the existing neighborhoods on David Avenue and Silver Ranch Avenue.
The benefits of The Village at Loomis include:
A well-planned community with very strict architectural guidelines that fulfills the vision of the Town Center Master Plan
11 acres of open space and trails
Over five acres of parks with a new “Civic Park” on Library Drive next to the Loomis Library & Community Learning Center
$14 million in road improvements that are part of Loomis’ plans for improved traffic circulation in the Horseshoe Bar Road/Taylor Road/King Road area. These improvements include the extension of Doc Barnes Drive from Horseshoe Bar Road to King Road.
$3 million in improvements for Loomis Grammar School
About 56,000 square feet of new commercial space to complement downtown Loomis.
Doc Barnes Drive will be the first phase of the Village at Loomis and we hope to begin work on that later this year. The road will give residents a new way to go between Horseshoe Bar Road and King Road and provide an alternative to access Del Oro High School.
While the formal process for review of the Village at Loomis has been completed, we welcome questions and further conversations with community members on the Village.
If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at 916-660-1720 or via the Village website at thevillageatloomis.com.
Todd Lowell, J.D.is the Village at Loomis developer.