Major Development Projects

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Sunset Area Projects 2017

The Village Student Housing Project

A proposed 240-unit, 800-bed new student housing development in the Sunset Neighborhood on St. Louis Road.  

Current Status:  

The project was introduced at the City Council meeting on June 6, with presentations by City Staff and the Developer.  A special meeting for public comment was held June 7.  

On Tuesday, June 19, a second special meeting will be held and will include a tour of the proposed site.  The meeting will open in the Council Chambers at 4:00 p.m. after which the Council and interested members of the public will travel to the site at 2715-2920 St. Louis Road.

After a recess the Council will reopen Public Comment on The Village project at 6:30 p.m.

View the Agenda and a Site and Trails Map for the June 19 special meeting.

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View a PDF of the Staff Presentation made at June 6 City Council meeting.

Download the PowerPoint Staff Presentation.

See a Before and After Photo Simulation of 2nd and 3rd Story Views

The Village Revised Plans - 06-06-18

Architectural Site Plan

Two-Story Elevation A

Two-Story Elevation B

The Village Units

The Village Units - Combined

Shadow Study

The Village Landscape Plan

E-Urban Elevation

Shadow Study

An Updated Final Environmental Impact Report, dated May 10, 2018, can be viewed here.

Appendices A - P of the EIR:

A - Notice of PreparationB - Scoping Meeting MemoC - Operations & Management Plan
D - Industrial Market AnalysisE - Cultural Resources (Confidential)F - View Shed Analysis
G - CalEEMod Air Emission Model ResultsH - Exterior Noise AnalysisI - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
J - Phase II Investigation ReportK - Water & Wastewater ImpactsL - Central Arcata Areawide Traffic Study
M - Geotechnical InvestigationN - Preliminary Stormwater ReportO - Biological Review
P - Wetland Delineation

The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), dated April 6, 2018, can be viewed here.

A hard copy of the Updated Final EIR can also be found in these locations:

  • City Hall, Community Development Department
  • Arcata City Library
  • Humboldt State University Library

Other Available Documents

Revised 12-18-17

Before and After Photo Simulation

Process Exhibit

Shadow Analysis Exhibit

Story poles are up (click if you want information about what story poles are).


Photo Simulations - Click Images for Larger Views  (Excerpts from the Draft EIR Chapter 2.6 Aesthetics)

Existing Highway 101 NExisting Sunset On-rampExisting Maple Lane
Figure 2.6P_101 N - Existing SMFigure 2.6R_Sunset N On-Ramp - Existing SMFigure 2.6T_Maple Lane - Existing SM
Proposed Highway 101 NProposed Sunset On-ramp Proposed Maple Lane
Figure 2.6Q_101 N - Proposed SMFigure 2.6S_Sunset N On-Ramp - Proposed SMFigure 2.6U_Maple Lane - Proposed SM
Shadow Analysis 12-18-17Process Information Exhibit 12-18-17
Shadow Analysis Exhibit SmallProcess Exhibit Small

Sunset Terrace

A complex of 142 one-bedroom units.

Current Status:  Under construction!

Sunset Terrace under Construction 10-2017

Canyon Creek Apartments

A proposed 89-unit multi-family complex on Todd Court, adjacent to Larson Park.

Current Status:  In process; hearing not yet scheduled.

Available Documents:  

Creekside Homes

A proposed residential subdivision and assisted living facility on the West end of Foster Avenue (Foster and Q Street on the North side of the large vacant lot).  

Current Status:  In process; hearing not yet scheduled.

Available Documents:  

Important City-Wide Documents

Traffic Study

The Traffic Study document is an important part of California Environmental Quality Act reviews.

Wastewater Treatment Facility Memo

This analysis in this memo demonstrates that developments currently in process are within the capacity of the current wastewater treatment plant; however, the plant will require upgrades in the reasonably near future.