The Amare Apartment Homes project was submitted in March of 2016. The project was originally proposed as a 174-unit multi-family, market-rate housing development. In June of 2018, an Initial Study was prepared and circulated. A number of comments were received, including issues related to biological resources at the site.
On April 1, 2019 the applicant submitted a revised project that included 182 apartments; with nine of those units to be below market rate units, therefore qualifying as a California Bonus Density project. At that time, the applicant concurred with staff that due to the possible environmental impacts identified in the comments received during the circulation of the Initial Study, associated with biological resources, a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was required.
The proposed project consists of 182 multi-family dwelling units located along Arnold Drive in six three-story buildings, and one four story building. The project also includes parking for 265 vehicles and 101,120 square feet of open space.
The revised plan set, dated April 2019, may be found HERE
Pursuant to California Bonus Density law, the development team is requesting concessions and waivers to the City of Martinez development standards, including height and parking dimensions.
The project is currently under review by the City of Martinez. An RFP for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report was issued on July 12, 2019.
The project planner is Margaret Kavanaugh-Lynch, City Planner.
She may be reached at: 925-372-3518 or email@example.com