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Planning Commissioners OK homes near Foothill High

Original post made on May 5, 2010

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has voted unanimously to approve development of four custom home lots on Foothill Road, across the street from Foothill High School.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 7:26 AM

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Posted by steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2010 at 8:37 am

First the Lin's and now the Yee's paving over the hillsides. Is this how we're paying off our debt to the Chinese?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 5, 2010 at 8:39 am

No...they just happen to have more money than you have...tee hee hee, tee hee hee...

America is changing...get used to it!

PING!


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Posted by NatureArt2
a resident of Mohr Park
on May 5, 2010 at 9:17 am

It is unforuntate that the Yee's have to bulid houses on this property that will not be affordable to the average Joe. I guess they do not see the beauty in the hills and land on Foothill road. If I had their money and land I would build something for the community like a hiking and biking area. Keep the nature and beauty we do not need to become a concret Jungle..


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

Get off the pity pot, Manifest Destiny has resulted in the deforestation of the planet...so why not the ridge?


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 5, 2010 at 9:27 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Quick! Someone put an initiative on the ballot restricting hillside home development near schools to one housing unit!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

Stacey is a registered user.

If we make it difficult to build, they'll just give the land away as a tax writeoff!


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Posted by Ridge Dweller
a resident of another community
on May 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

Why is there such a negative campaign against building 4 beautiful high end homes on the ridge, (which increase property values in Pleasanton), when the real travesty is the thousands of cracker box, cookie cutter homes and apartments in the valley which continue to replace our majestic views of beautiful hay fields and open space? High density housing is what puts increasing stress on our roads, our schools, and our utilities.


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Posted by Nosy Neighbors
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on May 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm

But Ridge Dweller, can't you just imagine the splendor, beauty & diversity that a development such as that lovely community on the north side of 580 has done to utterly "transform" a once barren hillside in Dublin & could happen here as well if we only don't let our values & sensibilities corrupt the real issue of what is "fair."

I mean c'mon, if [portion removed by staff for simply wreaking & dripping with sarcasm unfit for public consumption] then why can't we?


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Posted by cinco de mayo
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on May 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Cholo,

When you look back on your accomplishments at the end of your life, will you be proud of the fact that you're an illiterate, anonymous, internet tough guy?

Pleasanton Weekly really, really should REQUIRE registration to filter out noise like yours. You bring nothing to the table. Nada.

Can the grown-ups continue their conversation now, or do you need a nap?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm

get back under your rock WALDO!

How come you can't tolerate diverse opinion? hmmmmmmmmm...?

just sayin...


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Posted by Hmm
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm

steve,
Where does it say the Yee family is in China? Perhaps they're locals like you and me?


NatureArt2,
Didn't EBRPD recently open up a lot of acreage (1100 acres)to go along with what's already available (including Agustine Bernal Park) on the Pleasanton Ridge from Sunol to North Pleasanton?
Web Link


Ridge Dweller,
Aren't the lots on Foothill Blvd across from the high school and not up on the ridge?


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Posted by Brian
a resident of Downtown
on May 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Wow Steve - way to be xenophobic. I barely want to dignify your comment with a response, but just so the record is clear - the Yee family is a longtime Pleasanton family.

So go crawl back under your rock, Steve.

Have any of the rest of you looked at the plans? This is a very small number of homes for this property - much smaller than they could have put there.

Sheesh.


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Posted by letsgo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm

The land across from Foothill high school is not beautiful...its a vacant field of grass and I'm not exactly sure why anyone would want a home directly across from the HS with all the traffic and really bad teen drivers (and many of the parents) just waiting to hit you as you drive to get onto foothill.


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Posted by justwondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm

The Yee property was approved for 16 homes back in the late 80's. I don't think many people are today aware of that approval. Unfortunately, the approval did not have a time limitation on it like is done today. The Yee's recognized the aesthetic value of having fewer homes on it and came to the Planning Commision a year ago for a PUD modification to only have 6 homes and with stringent guidelines. Part of the modification was that the project needed to create a bike lane along Foothill for their property. Unfortunately this involved filling in a drainage ditch alongside the road. Various agencies said wait a minute. Long story short, they came back to the Planning Commission with a further modification limiting the PUD to just 4 homes but not putting in a section of bike lane along their property so that the trees along Foothill could be saved.

Something unique about this PUD is that the building pads aren't going to be graded until someone buys a lot and designs a house to put within the building envelope and gets approval. So the house will fit the land.

The Yee's live in a home on the land and have been long time residents. Bottom line, this is a far superior proposal to what is approved for the land.


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