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Major apartment project for Bernal-Stanley goes to Pleasanton Council Aug. 6

Original post made on Jul 24, 2013

The Pleasanton City Council will hold a public hearing Aug. 6 to consider a developer's bid to build a 345-apartment unit complex on a vacant 16-acre site at Bernal Avenue and Stanley Boulevard, across from McDonald's.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 7:14 AM

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Posted by Paula2013
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

Just what the area needs - more traffic


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Posted by tell you what...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

'affordable housing' is for low income dwellers, not the 'middle class'. They are low income for many reasons, but ultimately, what they bring with them (generally) is increased violent and property crime, drug trafficing and drug abuse, domestic violence, blight, etc. Let's home they move next to 'Do Tell' and let's see how santimonious he/she is after that.....


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Posted by Vintage Hills
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

It seems like a big project with other big projects on the horizon. I don't think this is going to be good for Pleasanton. Why do we have to have such high density? Scale it back before our small town is ruined.


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Posted by Vintage Hills
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

I live in the Vintage Hills area with kids at Amador High school. We are considered "low income" due to an untimely death of my spouse. We don't use drugs, we don't have domestic violence. I'm just trying to raise responsible, kind and intelligent young adults. I work full time. I would be interested in "affordable housing. So please watch how you say things.


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Posted by Sheer number
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

The problem is the sheer number being dumped on the 'East' side, to the exclusion and protection of all other parts of Pleasanton. WHY? And, what about transportion and traffic routes?? How can that be justified??


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Posted by JT
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

This is not an affordable/subsidized complex. It is intended to be high-end. Let's see, the state tells us we must build 'affordable' high-density next to public transportation and the council is looking at approving high-end units far from public transportation. Meanwhile the developers are laughing all the way to the bank as we will be stuck with the impacts of schools and traffic.


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Posted by RC, Pleasanton Resident within 1/2 mile of project
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

I believe The Vintage Development is a very well designed project and I would be proud to have it here in Pleasanton; in my backyard.


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Posted by RM
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

I was raised in Pleasanton and am now raising my family here and I'm absolutely disgusted by some of these comments and embarrassed to live in the same community as such bigoted, closed minded people. Our teachers, firefighters, nurses, non-profit employees, recent college graduates and other educated, hard working people cannot always afford to purchase a $700,000 "Pleasanton starter home". Building affordable housing helps to combat the horrible freeway traffic, allows our workforce to plant roots in our community and hopefully then one day they can become homeowners here. I support this thoughtful project and think it will be a nice addition to our community.


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Posted by Vintage Hills
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

I don't understand why the state is ramming this down our throats. Why can't the cities decide how to allocate their housing? No wonder Danville is fighting this type of thing in their town. What is so "high end" about a bunch of apts. That's just a marketing ploy. They don't show the buildings in the artist renderings either.


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Posted by Change
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

The site is going to have restaurants, coffee shops, banks and hopefully so much more. This is what we need in this area! Once you educate yourself about their plan you find it will be luxury apartment homes with only a small percentage being below market rates. Like someone mentioned ealier, there are all types of 'lower income' residents. Everyone's circumstance is different and deserve to live in such a wonderful city. Education is key before we can judge this project. I'm looking forward to the additional stores and more options for housing. Let's welcome the new residents who will reside there!


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Posted by Gundeep Nagpal
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:14 am


I believe The Vintage is very well designed and I would be proud to have it here in Pleasanton.
The Vintage would be a high-end market rate apartment community with luxury amenities and may include a small percentage of units at below market rate.
The Vintage would include restaurants, coffee, bank, etc., which we need in that area. New shoppers will be good for stores in that area and downtown, which is a short walk or bike ride away.
Mixed-use generates less traffic than single uses, and there is bus service to BART with stops on site.


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Posted by Sheena Dhingra
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

Love to have high end luxury apartments at this location .
Will make our city looks more beautiful.I totally support this , and would like to go for it .


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Posted by Robert
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:17 am

Love to have this apartments here ...
looking forward for it already


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Posted by Sheer number
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:40 am

I actually think the design of this project is good and logical for it's location. However, they have gone ahead with approval of dumping thousand across the street (Stanley) and in total it is the sheer number being dumped on the East side, adding traffic at Valley & Santa Rita. That other project certainly is not near transportation needs or requirements. That state project should be split in all corners of Pleasanton, at least they would have transportation, since Valley and Stanley does NOT. In total, the 'numbers' at that intersection cannot be justified.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

I don't get comments like
"Love to have this apartments here ...

looking forward for it already"

Unless you are planning to rent an apartment, why would you be so anxious to have it?


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Posted by trending_down
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

Sure would be nice to know how/where additional funding for police/fire/schools is going to come from.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

I'll do my best to spread the world about low income housing in all the right places!


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Posted by JT
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

To JM, I don't think you understand what affordable units are and who qualifies.

You said, ". Our teachers, firefighters, nurses, non-profit employees, recent college graduates and other educated, hard working people cannot always afford to purchase a $700,000 "Pleasanton starter home". Building affordable housing ..."

Our teachers, firefighters, nurses make too much money to qualify for the subsidies of 'affordable housing'. Affordable housing does not mean smaller units. It means subsidized units and you have to qualify to get into one. Teachers, firefighters and nurses around here all make more that the maximum income you can make to qualify for these units.

People keep confusing smaller, less-expensive market rate homes with affordable-subsidized homes. It is pretty difficult to build smaller homes for less out here now because of all the fees to all the local agencies. Last I heard a small house will have fees over over $60,000, and probably closer to $80,000. Then you have the state legislatures that increased the price of housing by almost 1% with a timber tax. You cannot keep asking for lower priced housing and at the same time raising the fees to construct a house.

I find it funny to see 'luxury homes' in that location. You have the PG&E substation next store (great view) and the railroad tracks across the street. I live miles away from there but can hear the whistling and rattling of the trains near that location. I imagine it will be fairly noisy there.


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Posted by Joyce F.
a resident of Country Fair
on Jul 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

With all the retail, grocery & other mixed use amenities this plan almost looks like a mini (OK, very mini) version of Santana Row. Definitely not a low income, Section 8 ghetto like so many naysayers here seem to claim. I see no issue here, build it.


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Posted by justasking
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm

would you rather have the home depot or high end apartments with lots of amenities and some retail at this location? For me, I'd take this over the Home Depot where you get day workers hanging out looking for work.


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Posted by The New Pleasanton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

"Although E&S Ring's plan for 345 upscale, all rental apartment units also will generate traffic, city traffic engineers say most of it will be from those leaving for work or returning home on weekdays and spread more lightly at other times."

Yeah, right--just gloss right over that, how nice--hundreds more folks commmuting up and down Bernal, and most likely cutting through existing neighborhoods to get to their so-called 'luxury' apartments (across the street from a convenience store and a McDonalds, bordered by a PG&E substation and railroad tracks--yeah, right).

What do these city traffic engineers (or mayor or citycouncilmembers) care about traffic effects? I'm sure they don't live in the affected area.

Turning Pleasanton into a large, Peninsula-like suburb (Sunnyvale, Menlo Park, Cupertino, Santa Clara, etc.) to appease the ABAG-loving types.

See what this city looks like in 5 years. Hello Fremont. Hello Dublin. Lovely.

Why is it that Danville has been able to push back on this forced high-density housing and Pleasanton can't? Why doesn't Urban Habitat sue Danville?

What's getting built in Alamo?

'Small-town' Pleasanton is quickly vanishing. Great for schools, too.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm

"Hello Dublin"

What on earth is wrong with Dublin, or Cupertino for that matter? They both seem like fine places to me. Am I missing something?


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Posted by The New Pleasanton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

What's wrong with Dublin?

Look at the view north of I-580 from Hopyard Road east to Fallon.

What's wrong with Cupertino?

One big strip mall after another, with lots of traffic mixed in between.

Pleasanton's getting to the tipping point of becoming just another 'used to be a nice small town', thanks to people who don't live here deciding what the city should become.

At least Danville's fighting back...for now/until they get sued.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

What's so bad about "day workers" looking for employment?

Incidentally, have any Plutonians ever been satisfied with a good days work put in by a "day worker"?

ps I'll make sure that I come up with a new flyer so that eligible customers understand what this good news is all about!


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm

"Look at the view north of I-580 from Hopyard Road east to Fallon."

Looks fine to me. Cupertino too. It's about the traffic?


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Posted by Matt Morrison
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:42 am

Matt Morrison is a registered user.

The reason a town like Danville isn't subject to the same housing requirements as Pleasanton is because we have Hacienda Business Park.

A city is supposed to provide an appropriate amount of housing for varying income levels based on the amount of employment there.

Pleasanton was out of balance because we have too many jobs compared to the available housing.

Poor joke on us because the central argument for Hacienda Business Park back around 1980 was that we had too many folks living here and not enough jobs.


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Posted by local
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

Our council is allowing the business park to add housing to the business park instead of replacing some commercial entitlements with housing entitlements. The city should be replacing commercial entitlements to help with the RHNA allocation. Matt, you are correct. Pleasanton created the business park which helped traffic as people could work here instead of having to drive to San Jose and San Francisco, and we get penalized for it.


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Posted by The New Pleasanton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

Thanks, Matt. I really wanted to know why Danville was escaping the ABAG social engineering project.

Re: Hacienda Business Park, yep, that is quite ironic.

To John: Glad you like looking at 4-6 story apartment buildings and strip malls. When you get mugged at Hacienda Crossings or have your car window smashed at Stoneridge Mall (or your car stolen), maybe you'll think otherwise.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

The concerns are valid regarding traffic. The retail stores you will probably see are coffee shops and small chain eateries, with a similar look to Tra-Lee in Dublin. The city council and planner don't have a clue nor have they thought this project out. A great example is the "Stanley Blvd Beautification", a waste of millions of dollars. The planning committee of that project deserves a big grade of "F". Who maintains the weeds, sits on the unused benches, removes the tumbleweeds, removes the dead plants and trees? More of our tax dollars wasted, and now we will waste more time on studies to see if this Bernal / Stanley project is viable. Maybe we can come up with a plan to beautify the lot and put in a larger New Leaf Grocery.


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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

RM says, above: 'Our teachers, firefighters, nurses, non-profit employees, recent college graduates and other educated, hard working people cannot always afford to purchase a $700,000 "Pleasanton starter home". '
RM, I'm sure you must be a good socialist, but realize that home ownership (in Pleasanton or anywhere else) has to be earned and is not an entitlement. Not everyone can afford to earn their way into a home in Pleasanton. I worked hard to purchase here....I wanted to live in Blackhawk, but couldn't afford it. According to your thinking, if I had just graduated college, the govt should make a home available for me wherever I want, including here or Blackhawk.
Where does this entitlement mentailty come from? Our dear leader or other leftists closer to home? Is your generousity with other people's money sustainable or might it be better if you purchased a home for your college graduate, if you feel that strongly about having them live next door to you? Get a grip on reality.....if you want a level playing field, try China or Russia.


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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

'Change' said, above: "Everyone's circumstance is different and deserve to live in such a wonderful city."
That's where you could not be more wrong. Why does everyone 'deserve' to live here? Because you say so? Are you personally fronting the cash to cram more units in between our existing homes? No? You sure are generous with other peoples money and know nothing about what makes a city desireable, like quality of life. You seek to destroy that quality of life that makes my city special by flooding the area with people who cannot appreciate the sacrifices required to earn your way into home ownership in Pleasanton. Your idealistic notions belong in the people's republic of berkeley, not here.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Avignon
on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

Let's hope more Police Officers are built into the contract, or negotiated by city counsel from the developer. They will be needed as Pleasanron increases it's population with this and the new development on Rosewood.


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Posted by The New Pleasanton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

Thanks, Steve. Couldn't have said it any better myself.

Too bad our local 'leaders' aren't listening (to us residents, that is).

Yessir, Gov. Brown, ABAG, Urban Habitat--we'll do whatever you tell/force us to do, local control and the will of the people be damned.


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Posted by Change
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm

So Steve, you are saying everyone does NOT deserve to live here? says who...YOU? The tables can be turned on you as well Steve. It's unforutnate you have such strong negative beliefs. I hope you are not thinking of segregation again? What makes a city more desireable Steve? Only allowing the type of people you choose? What type of people are you choosing? Please don't tell me it's people who work hard enough and sacrifice to buy a home here. Last I checked, teachers, nurses, office managers, lab workers, construction workers etc etc..work hard and will sacrafrice to even rent an apartment in Pleasanton. Like I said, everyone deserves to live in this wonderful city!


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Posted by local
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I deserve to live in Atherton. How dare they not subsidize their houses so I can live there!

In reality, there are different prices of housing everywhere. Different in different cities and in different neighborhoods. I originally moved to Pleasanton because I could not afford to live in the silicon valley. I also bought an inexpensive, starter house. That was what I could afford. I worked my butt off, working 80 hour weeks so I could afford a house. Nobody gave the home to me; I had to work for what I wanted. I did not think any city owed me anything by making sure I could afford to live where I wanted in a house that was my dream. It sounds like 'Change' really wants to live in a socialist society where it does not matter how much you make, or how hard you work. Just because I would like to live in Atherton, Hillsborough, The Hamptons, and possibly 5th Avenue in New York, does not mean I deserve to live there and somebody should give me a home in exactly the neighborhood I want for the price I want to pay. I am getting a bit tired of people who feel entitled to things.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

"The New Pleasanton",

I can't follow your reasoning. Are you equating the presence of apartment buildings and strip malls in Dublin with an increase in crime there? As far as I know Dublin crime rates are quite similar to Pleasanton crime rates.

I like the looks of the new developments in Dublin. I'm enjoying some of the new ethnic restaurants and shops along Dublin boulevard. I suppose crime can happen anywhere, but I can't recall ever feeling unsafe in Dublin. Do you?


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Posted by Truth
a resident of Avignon
on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm

John....that's because your a sheep and not a sheep dog. You have no idea of the crime rate and live with blinders on....enjoy your sense of bliss.


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Posted by Diversify
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jul 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Apparently we belong in Berkeley! It would be nice to know that Pleasanton is willing to offer options and diversify. "Local" I have worked just as hard as you, if not harder. In essence, many of you on this post are saying "Keep "THOSE PEOPLE" out of our lovely community". If you looked back on how you got your homes, or came to Pleasanton, I would imagine many of you did not "do it on your own". It amazes me how hypocritical people are. I happen to know the developers, and am confident this will be a development that fits into "OUR" community.


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Posted by The New Pleasanton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

To John: You should move to Dublin, then.

To Diversify, your imagination is just that--your imagination. Steve, local and others like me actually did "do it on our own"--we WORKED for it and we EARNED it. Something about how America was actually built and how everyone is given an opportunity to succeed if they work for it, instead of getting a handout, aka an 'entitlement'.

Keep working hard and maybe you can earn what we did, too.


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Posted by Vincent
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 26, 2013 at 10:12 am

Screw the diversity B.S, what does upscale or high end mean, low rent units will bring problems to the community, sad but that's the ugly truth. Just look at other communities that have done this, there you will find your answer. The state of California ought to stop telling communities what kind of housing they should have to build.


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Posted by Diversiy
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

SAD, SAD, SAD...

To The New Pleasanton: I am black, are you? My wife is Mexican. I live in Pleasanton and actually think it is a great place for my children. Unfortunately, people with your and Vincent's mentality make the lives of my children sometimes unbearable. You don't know anything about me and what I've worked for, if you did, you might reconsider the ridiculous notion that I need to work to have what you have. I have more than enough and am actually the envy of many Pleasanton residents. And I will tell you this, I 100% had to work for what I have. First generation college, should tell you all you need to know.

Mr. Vincent: Easy for you to say screw the diversity. When theh lack of diversity hasn't impacted your life, you could care less. I would love to have an intelligent conversation with you and demonstrate why it is important to have diversity of color, thought, belief, gender, attitude, and much more.

It is very evident that this is about much more than an apartment complex. If it were simply that, the fact that the majority of these units will be $2,500+ per month, would excite you, knowing that you will be able to keep you precious Pleasanton the way you like it. Lacking diversity.


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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm

To "The New Pleasanton",

I don't need to "move to Dublin", because it is about a 5 minute drive away.

To Truth,

Look it up. The crime rate in is no higher in Dublin than Pleasanton. Do you actually feel unsafe in Dublin? Really?


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Posted by Pamela
a resident of Beratlis Place
on Jul 27, 2013 at 11:05 am

Sounds like a great addition, I'm looking forward to it.


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Posted by End
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm

"Diversity" why did you move to Pleasanton if you wanted to live in a Diverse City, why not move somewhere else? btw.... Pleasanton continues to grow into a very diverse(background) of hard working residents. Check out the attendance of the elementary schools.

Everyone on this board are in favor of helping others, just do not like it rammed down on us (take for example schools, we must meet our RHNA numbers regardless of impact on schools. And seeing how there are no concrete plans for how to handle this influx of all these new students, there should be concern).

Just curious, sounds like you have a multimillion dollar home. If they were going to build section8/subsidized housing a block from your home, you would not question that? It's interesting seeing all these various special interest groups pushing their agenda, but I guarantee if they lived a block from all this new housing coming in, they would oppose it.

You say you worked for 100% of what you have, but now are in favor of someone paying $500 rent for a similar unit next door where someone (A teacher) is paying $2500 (subsidizing their neighbor).

Dublin and Livermore are two very nice city's to live in. Pleasanton is able to charge a premium on housing due to various tangibles, don't be so quick to give those up.

In general, I liked what this builder has proposed and meeting the demands of the Planning Commission. Although please note the original proposal (from the task force) for this site was 150 units, and last minute was increased to over 300 units (against the wishes/concerns of current residents). So although this article claims "no public opposition July 10", there was opposition in the past, but pretty much has been ignored by the planning commission, city staff, and city council. The concern here is the main theme of this city is to support a large amount of section8/subsidized housing in this city, if you watch new projects coming out, the proposals have been to increase the IZO from 15% to 20%, all the way up to 100% subsidized/section8 housing.


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 29, 2013 at 7:25 am

I am very concerned by the increase of to over 300 units! I've lived in Pleasanton for 54 years, and I too miss the small town traffic. That is LONG gone.

Traffic is going to be increased in an area already impacted. I can just see the race track on Touriga Drive as parents race up to take kids to school and pick them up. Even some of our neighbors on side streets have no respect for the neighborhood speed limit. The only added speed radar sign is ill placed and is hardly noticed hidden by trees and the curving road.

Get out the checkered flags come first day of school August 26TH before these are even built. City council members, please reduce the amount of units! Neighbors, come to the August 6 meeting and voice your concerns.


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Posted by FYI
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2013 at 8:23 am

FYI, Danville is working on a general plan update that includes a plan to rezone some commercial properties / vacant land for high density residential with an affordable component. This is driven by ABAG and is to avoid the same lawsuit that Pleasanton was hit with.


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Posted by The New Pleasanton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

To Diversity, as End pointed out, if you feel Pleasanton is lacking in diversity, why did you move here?

Re: "You don't know anything about me and what I've worked for, if you did, you might reconsider the ridiculous notion that I need to work to have what you have. I have more than enough and am actually the envy of many Pleasanton residents. And I will tell you this, I 100% had to work for what I have."

Not sure what you're trying to say, as you contradict yourself. Equally, you don't anything about me, either, and playing the race card is old, real old. Glad you also earned what you have, rather than settle for a hand-out (aka an entitlement). Good for you--join the club.

My main objections to this apartment complex are the increased traffic and burden on our schools it will bring, along with the increasing loss of local control over our community.

To john, yeah, Dublin's 5 minutes away if you live next to I-580. Move there into one of those hi-rise apartment buildings and you'll save yourself 5 minutes. Plus, then you can walk to BART and then will fulfill ABAG's dream of a utopian Euro society where everyone rents, owns nothing/no real property, and lives happily ever-after.


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Posted by KarenF
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I don't mind the apartments. But will the big intersection be fixed? The cars back up on Valley now in the late afternoon and it takes awhile to get home, so another left lane to Stanley makes sense today. I also think about the Shadow Cliffs trails which will get a lot more use. Is the City going to buy the open space and expand the trails so it remains a nice place without too many people? We just want to see that there is planning ahead so traffic keeps flowing and the parks will still be nice for everyone.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Aug 1, 2013 at 3:30 am

I plead with the City Council to reconsider a development of this size in that location. The traffic on Bernal & Stanley is already a disaster. The traffic on Bernal to get to work or school in the morning is ridiculous - especially with the increased number of traffic lights on that stretch. I don't understand why every sliver of land must be developed to the maximum in this city - the city that voted a maximum build out several times only to be thwarted by outside agencies. Where will the hundreds of children go to school in that location? Vintage Hills and Valley View are bursting at the seams already. What are our elected officials thinking. And I feel strongly about the number of units even before I voice my opinion on having at least 15% of the units low income. Why does this new generation believe that everyone is entitled to whatever they want even if they haven't educated him/her self. Why do I need to pay full price when my neighbor doesn't just because for whatever reason they are low income. Are they low income because of a previous drug habit, incarceration, drop-out from high school, chose not to attend college .......WHY.
Pleasanton City Council .....please reconsider the size of this project.


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Posted by Mcdaddy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2013 at 9:54 am

As concerned citizens of Pleasanton we should demand answers from the City Council regarding infrastructure to support these units (schools, police, fire, roads). I have seen absolutely nothing mentioned about adding schools??????? Isn't this the white elephant in the room? This is not a projection that can't easily be made - you have more people moving here and more children. What is the plan city council? PUSD? Anyone?

As a lifelong resident of Pleasanton I am extremely disappointed the City Council buckled on this lawsuit. Existing residents that have paid taxes for years to support already overcrowded schools can expect taxes to go up and levels of service to decrease.

Pleasanton has lost its small town appeal which is why, as others have stated, I have worked hard to live here my entire life.


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