Davis’s first voter-approved residential neighborhood in 20 years inaugurates

Special for Vanguard

Davis, California— Family builder DeNova Homes of Concord, Calif., has purchased 247 lots in the new Bretton Woods neighborhood. A grand opening celebration is planned at the Bretton Woods site on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Bretton Woods, located north of Covell Boulevard and just west of Sutter Davis Hospital, will primarily house residents 55 and older who are looking for a good-sized home with easy access to important amenities.

Davis-based housing provider David Taormino designed the development with features that will serve residents and become a destination that regularly attracts visitors of all ages to take advantage of its unique offerings.

“DeNova Homes is the perfect builder. An innovatively styled Bay Area family business that can deliver on the vision of a seniors’ neighborhood purpose-built for the baby boomer generation,” Taormino said. “Bretton Woods is unlike any other senior development in the Sacramento area.”

DeNova Homes will offer a range of one-story homes ranging from 1,195 square foot cottage-style duplexes, 1,225 to 1,337 square foot bungalows and 1,405 to 1,875 homes facing a greenway. Moreover, 51 personalized home sites will be offered by the developer.

Bretton Woods will eventually become a community with 345 homes as well as 150 affordable seniors’ apartments. The autonomous district will have a private health club that will be open to the public, a restaurant and a doctor’s office. It will also have an assisted living and memory care center on the corner of Risling Court and Covell Boulevard.

“We are thrilled to see this long-awaited project move forward to help meet the needs of seniors and families in Davis, initially with market-priced housing built by DeNova Homes and later with 150 affordable housing units. “, said Dan Carson, member of the city council. “We welcome a new partner, DeNova Homes, to our city and look forward to working with them on the first-ever housing project built with voter approval with the passage of Measure L in 2018.”

The inauguration commemorates a long process that began with the approval of Measure L by voters in November 2018, two years after an official request. The approval of this measure by local voters led to the annexation of the 75 acres and started the formal planning and design process. This election followed 37 city commission and council meetings where elected and elected officials and the public considered the proposal for a Seniors’ Neighborhood and addressed an unmet need – a vibrant neighborhood for active adults who want to stay in Davis and age in place. Most homes have a pre-designed caregiver suite available

“We are changing the design of a traditional seniors’ neighborhood so that it complements Davis’ philosophy of both downsizing and encouraging an active lifestyle for Davis’s existing seniors,” Taormino said.

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