Brooks Resources held a required pre-application public meeting on Jan. 20th prior to pursuing site plan approval for Phases 4 through 9 of their 14-phase Discovery West development.
Discovery West will be the largest project in SWNA this decade. The land was annexed into the City last year and is expected to add about 650 homes. It is located between NorthWest Crossing and the Tree Farm, just west and north of Miller Elementary School and Pacific Crest Middle School.
See the map below for the location of the phases. The tentative timeline for the beginning of the next phases is as follows:
While most of the homes will be single-family detached, the plans for Phase 4 include up to 60 smaller mews homes, cottages, and live/work townhomes around a public plaza. Phase 5 will include about 134 apartments near Skyliners Road and Crosby Drive, across from the schools and just north of a commercial area along Skyliners Road.
Discovery Park will be extended along the trail that now goes under Skyline Ranch Road into Phases 5 and 14. The park will have paths and trails, including some designed to make it easy for kids to walk or bike to the three nearby schools.
The traffic mitigation required for the full build-out of Discover West includes two new roundabouts along Skyline Ranch Road, one at Shevlin Park Drive and the other at Skyliners Road. The latter is expected to be built in about 2024, when Phases 8 and 9 are underway, as that is when the development will reach 50% buildout, triggering the need to complete these improvements.
No major concerns were raised during the Zoom meeting, which was attended by about a dozen people, including representatives of the Summit West Neighborhood Association board. Rentals will be limited to 30 days or more, so short-term vacation rentals will not be allowed. The apartments can be up to 45’ in height, though they have not yet been designed. The number of parking spaces for the apartments will comply with city code.