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View from the top

Original post made on Jun 4, 2010

The view from the top of Pleasanton's southeast hills is magnificent. Down below to the north is the 215-acre Kottinger Ranch subdivision, which was the first part of the southeast hills that was peeled off from land bought by Jennifer and Frederic Lin and their family in 1977. Bought from the Lins by a developer, Kottinger Ranch today holds 156 custom homes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 4, 2010, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 4, 2010 at 10:05 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Here's a Google Earth screenshot of the property: Web Link

It shows the existing water tower's BASE at 830 ft. above sea level and doesn't include the actual height of the water tower. The highest lot is at 790 ft. and homes are limited to something like 30 ft. I don't know how opponents arrive at the conclusion that the water tank "is not quite as high as the rooftops of some of the homes proposed in the area"!

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Wonder how much the land owner had to pay the Weekly to get that article in this edition before the election with the front cover?

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Posted by sickofit
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

When you have spent $379,000 in just two months, you have plenty of money to spread around.

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Posted by justwondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Are you aware that the Weekly is the only newspaper that bothered to actually go and tour the property and view where the houses are going to be placed as well as where the hiking trails are located? It seems to me that the Weekly is the only newspaper qualifed to offer an opinion.

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jun 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm


Using your screenshot of the property, is it possible to outline that portion of the property that will be the "donated parkland"...

Just wondering...

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