While planning and developing new residential projects, especially infill projects in affluent communities, conflicting interests invariably arise. This was especially true for this proposed residential development in Lafayette, a city which only approves about 15 new residential lots per year. The project was met by intense community resistance by neighbors and the project quickly gained the attention of City and County decision makers.
Aliquot was engaged to plan the property and guide the project despite contentious opposition. Particular challenges were access, density, significant Native American cultural resources, the red-legged frog, and large heritage trees. Aliquot successfully steered the project to completion, resulting in a superior new access to the development and approval of 21 out of the 24 proposed homes.
Aliquot worked closely with a multitude of professionals, interest groups, and City Planning Committees. A team of professional experts, led by Aliquot, included archaeologists, biologists, traffic engineers, and EIR consultants, worked with governmental agencies, such as the Native American Heritage Commission, the State Water Resource Agencies, along with the many City of Lafayette Planning Committees, and the Saranap Homeowners Association.