A long empty lot city-owned in Santa Ana's French Park neighborhood could see the construction of new affordable single-family homes, per an item recently considered by the Santa Ana Planning Commission.

Elevation of 826 N Lacy StreetGMA Design Group

The project, proposed by the Orange County branch of Habitat for Humanity, would rise from side-by-side parcels located at 826 and 830 N. Lacy Street, and be restricted for sale to households earning no more than 120 percent of the Orange County area median income.

The proposed house at 826 Lacy is described as a two-story, 1,869-square-foot Victorian featuring three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a detached two-car garage.

The neighboring home at 830 Lacy would be of a Craftsman style and stand just one story, featuring 1,538 square feet of space. Plans call for three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a detached garage.

Elevation of 830 N Lacy StreetGMA Design Group

A staff report to the Planning Commission found that the two homes adhere to the design guidelines established for the French Park neighborhood, a history district since the mid-1980s, and recommended approval.