Wildhorse Ranch

Urban designer, Mogavero Notestine Associates, 2007 (UNBUILT)

This design proposal offered a new model for sustainable development in Davis on an infill property at the periphery of the city. Adjacent to farm land, it utilized a required agricultural buffer to provide habitat area and community gardens. It collected all stormwater onsite through a dedicated greenbelt system. Multiple types of housing were proposed, from affordable apartments to live-work lofts, cooperative housing, zero-lot homes and single family detached homes. Although the project was not passed by voters, it did set a precedent that has influenced future housing developments in the city.

WHR Site 220 units

As the project manager, I was responsible for the design concept along with principal David Mogavero. I also helped to facilitate public meetings as well as coordinating between consultants and city planning staff.

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About ddlp

I am a professor, architect, & community designer. I live in Davis, CA and teach landscape architecture and community development at UC Davis.
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