Raley’s Land Park – FAQs
Q: How does the development properly fit the Land Park/Hollywood Park Neighborhoods?
A: Land Park does not have one particular architectural style. From our research, it is an eccentric mix of styles from Mediterranean, art deco, craftsman, tutuor, etc. The one consistent theme is the landscape and the fact the buildings are modern, we feel this compliments the many different styles of architecture instead of trying to emulate them.
The architect’s intent was to create a project that looked as if it had grown up in the community. The buildings should have their own identity with a mix of natural and rich materials using different textures and colors. This will not be a typical suburban shopping center and our plan is create something that looks and feels urban, yet with the convenience of a suburban development. This is a one story development, so the property should be in scale, relative to other commercial developments.
Q: What type of barrier will be between the homes and the building?
A: We are proposing a 10-foot demising wall between the property boundaries. The back of the building will be planted with vines to soften the architecture. There will be also special consideration to minimize lighting to preserve night sky. MO Capital has seen successful with this strategy with other grocery retailers.
Q: What about trucks loading and the noise?
A: As a current resident in Land Park, we are sensitive to our trucking schedule and activities. We incorporated a site plan with side-loading to reduce traffic around the back of the property.
Q: Will there be a traffic plan?
A: Yes, our team is sensitive to the potential increased traffic at the site. We are in the process of an EIR and part of the technical studies will include a Traffic study.
Q: What is the timing of the development?
A: 18 – 36 months to start. Our current schedule has us completing the entitlements portion around May 2017. This can vary slightly based on the permitting process.
Q: What is the construction plan? How will you prevent noise challenges for nearby residents? How will you control pollution from grading?
A: We want to limit the impact on all nearby residents. We will ensure construction activities occur during permitted hours. We will get a construction management report from our contractor discussing mitigation issues. This will include traffic routes for trucks and pollution from grading.
Q: Will the location include a gas station?
A: The new site plans do not include a gas station.
Q: Is the site zoned residential?
A: Yes, a small portion of the site is zoned residential. Our permitting documents include a code change for the two residential locations. These two residential properties were also owned by Capital Nursery.
Q: What are your plans for security during the construction process?
A: We currently have security on site at the Capital Nursery location to ensure no access to the vacant property. When we begin construction, we will expand our security measures at the site location to ensure safety.
Q: What is going to happen to the old Raley’s location?
A: We are committed to back filling the space with what will best fit the needs of the neighborhood. It is early in the process to make any decisions. When we map out the timeline for construction, we will plan for a new tenant.
Q: How many parking spaces will be in the lot?
A: The project includes 439 parking spaces, with easy access and parking for cyclists.
Q: What are the new elements for the Raley’s store?
A: This Raley’s location will be 55,000 square feet. It will include full service grocery and pharmacy. We will have the same high quality products customers expect from Raley’s. We are taking suggestions at the local store on resident’s “wish list” for the new location. We are working with our design team to create a sustainable building with state of the art technologies.
Q: Will there be any impact to the old store when the new store is under construction?
A: We anticipate the process to be seamless. While the new site is under construction, our current store will remain open.
Q: What took you so long? You have controlled the property for several years. Why now?
A: We wanted to make this project a perfect fit for the neighborhood. We spent time with our developers, MO Capital to study the local architecture and community needs. We believe this project will exceed the community’s expectations with an open design and a place for residents to gather.
Q: Are you aware of toxins on the site?
A: The Phase II that was performed by Geocon for Raley’s and concluded that “laboratory analysis of soil and undergrounwater samples we collected from these borings suggest that impacts related to the past use and storage of pesticides and petroleum on the site are minimal and do not warrant further action.