Northwest Bakersfield will get a whole new community — 378 residential units ranging from apartments to estates — under a master-planned residential proposal approved this month by the Bakersfield Planning Commission.

The proposal by Bakersfield's Froehlich Development would occupy vacant land west of Renfro Road at Brimhall Road, where only four years ago stood almond orchards that were virtually surrounded by residential neighborhoods, making the project infill housing of a sort.