Cypress Point Family Community is designed to fit the character and density of the surrounding neighborhood while providing much-needed affordable housing for coastside workers and residents.
The 10.875-acres site is one of only three in the Midcoast that has been designated for affordable housing under the Local Coastal Program (see the Midcoast Community Council webpage for basic information on the other sites). The existing Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the site calls for 148 units – more than twice the size of MidPen’s proposal – and we are proposing to significantly scale back the development to better match the community.
Our proposal for 71 homes includes two-story townhouses and flats as well as a community building with entrances opening to the interior of the site. The community will include 16 one-bedroom units, 37 two-bedroom units, and 18 three-bedroom units. Our proposal for two parking spaces per unit, or 142 total spaces, is based on our experience providing housing across the region and addresses the community’s concerns to ensure adequate parking for residents and guests.
The proposed density is 6.53 units per acre, in the same range as the medium-density residential neighborhood surrounding this infill site and a reduction of the density for the site’s current zoning. The development includes a significant undeveloped space with public walking trails and tree screening based on comments from the neighbors.
A central community building near the entrance of the development will house a community room, property management/resident services offices, a computer lab, laundry room, and after-school program space. The community building will be a centralized hub for the residents where they can take advantage of a variety of resident services programs such as career advancement workshops for adults and after school programs for children. Outside of the community building is a play area for children and a green courtyard. The development will also contain community gardens and barbeque areas to encourage residents to enjoy Cypress Point’s outdoor amenities.
The homes are located in the center of the site with a significant open space buffer. Approximately half the site will be preserved as natural space, with public walking trails serving as a path around the perimeter of the developed area.
You may submit questions or comments to MossBeach@midpen-housing.org.