Neighborhood design

Homes designed, sized, and priced for Davis-based employees and UC Davis faculty and staff

Neighbor-Friendly Infill Community

Palomino Place’s design and layout reflect practical design solutions for an irregular (pork chop shaped) parcel. To benefit adjacent homeowners, the design and type of homes are a continuation of the original Wildhorse Plan’s housing themes from the parcel of which it was carved.

It is a classic infill site with adjacent infrastructure along with existing homeowners who reasonably desire to protect their neighborhood and personal interests. Palomino Places’ design and layout have been thoughtfully conceived with a focus that is sensitive to adjacent homeowners’/neighbors’ expectations.


The community design for Palomino Place puts our Caravaggio neighbors first. We have implemented a variety of features to maintain the neighbor’s privacy and bring homes that complement the existing timeless architecture.

Good Neighbor Planning:

  1. Density and lot sizes similar to Wildhorse and Stanley Davis Homes to the south.
  2. Single story homes near Caravaggio back yards.
  3. Tree buffer along Caravaggio backyards/urban forest/pond area buffers.
  4. Urban canopy with double the number of trees per lot.
  5. Access from Caravaggio to ag buffer through Palomino Place.

Focused on Much Needed Housing

Palomino Place proposes much-needed housing in Davis focusing on Davis residents. Palomino Place also includes move-up and mid-level housing so current Davis-employed homeowners can move up to larger homes as their needs and families change. The vision and justification for such housing are described in compelling detail in the attached Community-Centered Housing, A Prototype Neighborhood narrative.

To achieve the vision described above and in the referenced narrative, the development proposes a mix of entry-level cottages and halfplex townhomes, mid-sized homes, second move-up homes, and multi-family apartments. In addition, most of the mid-level and move-up lots would sized to accommodate an accessory dwelling unit. The table below includes the metrics for each of the unit types:

The Proposed Neighborhood Includes:

Unit type



# of units


Percentage of Units


Anticipated Unit Sizes (SF) +/- 10%

850 – 1,000 ±

Halfplex Townhomes



1,250 – 1,450 ±

Single-Family Homes – Midsized



1,600 – 2,000 ±

Single-Family Homes – Large



1,900-2,500 ±

Multi-Family Apartments



Studio 1BR & 2BR




850 – 2,500 ±

All details are preliminary and estimated

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