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New homes vs. old house on Council's agenda tonight

Original post made on Aug 21, 2013

The Pleasanton city planning staff and Ponderosa Homes will ask the City Council tomorrow to allow the construction of 12 new, moderately-priced homes near the downtown district, replacing a closed, run-down old trailer park.

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Posted by Gene
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I rent near downtown and would have loved to buy that hold house. I see people living in it now and it works just fine. I am amazed that I never knew it was available to buy, bet the price was low too.

These old homes are loved by most of us in the downtown. They are valuable to us and almost everyone that lives here.

Ponderosa is just another big business out for their own profit, they don't care about our town.


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Posted by Jorge P
a resident of California Reflections
on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I would not buy a house from Ponderosa. No way.


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Posted by Bella
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Gene, wake up. Most of the old houses look pretty or charming to people that simply drive by, but go inside one of them and they are small, dark, no storage, funky plumbing, drafty and smelly. It takes alot of money to make them liveable and bring them into current codes regulations. But it sounds like the property owner had someone interested and willing to do it. I have lived here for thirty years and like old houses too in the downtown but I still dont think government has a right to require an owner to fix up a old house if they want to sell their land.


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Posted by Fredrick
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Old vintage houses are not for everyone, but I love my 100 year old downtown house.

The church owns the house, and through their property rights they can sell it to anyone they want to, but who ever buys it takes on the responsibility to do right with the old house.

Actually Ponderosa is trying to build faux old houses, and this the real thing- it's genuine!


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