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Crocker Village developer proposes 83 new homes on expansive site

Crocker Village could get dozens of new homes after a slow period that has left a wide expanse of undeveloped lots.

The Petrovich Development Company has applied to build 83 homes in Crocker Village, the company’s project site in central Sacramento, according to city reports issued Thursday.

Homes will be built on a 10-acre site in the middle of the larger 70-plus acres of planned development next to Curtis Park, and just east of the Union Pacific rail line and Sacramento City College.

The project has been the focus of a lawsuit between Petrovich and the city for more than a year, stemming from the city’s refusal to allow the developer to build a gas station at the lower west corner of the project. That case is tentatively scheduled for a hearing next month.

The new application would more than double the number of homes on the site. Builders currently are finishing a row of three-story row houses on Crocker Drive.

The new homes are described as single-unit dwellings, with four different house styles: English cottage, French cottage, Spanish mission, and English country. The homes would be in the 1,600- to 2,000-square-foot range.

The developer, in his application, described the homes as “a high quality residential community that continues to carry out the vision of the overall development.”

At build-out, the Crocker Village site is expected to have more than 330 homes. A senior apartment complex and 45 brownstone-style row houses have been constructed. The project also includes plans for a controversial commercial district at its southwest corner. The developer had hoped to build a Safeway store there, but the City Council rejected the proposed gas station that would have gone with the supermarket. The gas station had previously won city planning commission approval.

Petrovich has since filed a lawsuit, contending the city did not have the legal right to deny him a permit to build the gas station and that council members colluded to deny the permit.

Tony Bizjak: 916-321-1059, @TonyBizjak

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