New renderings have been released for a residential building at 950 Hough Avenue in Lafayette, Contra Costa County. The illustrations come as the city council continues to push back a decision to approve the project, which would provide twenty new houses near the city center, of which three will be sold as affordable housing. The Griggs Resource Group is responsible for the development, operating through 950 Hough Investors LLC.
Form4 Architects are responsible for the design. The building design is a contemporary response to the neighborhood’s unique character and diversity of architectural styles. The facade is clad with hues of wood, stucco, and steel. Its elongated form on the narrow 332-foot deep parcel allows for the 6,765 square feet of open-air balconies spread across the building for personal use. Camp & Camp Associates is responsible for landscape architecture.
The city’s Planning Commission recommended approval for the building in November of 2020, though the city council has voted twice to push back the final approval. The most recent recommendation to delay the decision was to allow time to request a creek setback to the project.
The 49-foot structure will yield 46,390 square feet to produce twenty homes, six two-bedrooms, and fourteen three-bedrooms. There will be parking for 25 cars and 2 motorcycles, a reduction afforded by proximity to the city’s BART Station. The developers will sell three of the apartments at a below-market rate for moderate-income. The move is understandable given that Lafayette is an expensive city to live in, with a net taxable assessed value of $9.35 billion for a population of just over 26,000 people, according to HdL Coren & Cone.
An estimated completion date has not been announced, with the development team waiting on the city council for approval.