FREMONT -- The City Council has approved a plan to build 33 houses on a 7.6-acre property in the Cameron Hills neighborhood.

Lennar Homes, the site's developer, aims to build single-family residences near 42800 Caldas Court, said Fremont associate planner Joel Pullen. The site abuts Sabercat Historical Park, a 98-acre park set between Interstate 680 and the Mission San Jose district.

The plan was approved Tuesday by a 4-1 margin, with Councilman Vinnie Bacon cast the dissenting vote.

Chris Cavette was one of about 100 neighbors who asked council members to reject the project. Cavette also wrote the City Council, saying: "The site is one of the last remaining hillside spaces available in Fremont and it deserves a development that is sensitive to both the beauty of the area and the character of the surrounding neighborhoods."

Adam Tennant, of Westgate Ventures -- a San Ramon real estate firm working with Lennar Homes on the project -- said the developer has sought to address community concerns by reducing the number of residences and their sizes, and by setting aside 25 percent of the land to open space.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti



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