The project calls for 60 single-family homes, a drainage basin and a recreational open space built on a 13.2-acre parcel off Santa Maria Way, sandwiched between Valley Christian Academy and an existing residential neighborhood. The Planning Commission voted 4-0 to continue discussion to June 19, after five neighbors from the adjacent Rolling Hills Estates neighborhood expressed concern about traffic safety near Santa Maria Way and Dauphin Street. “If we can come up with something that can help these people get in and out, and the new people get in and out, it would certainly help my decision here,” Commissioner Tim Seifert said. “It’s a huge impact what we’re doing on that street.” Commissioners asked city staff and the developer to take a look at traffic safety and what could reasonably be done to improve safety in the area before the project is revisited.
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