Staples Ranch project moves forward Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on May 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Plans to develop Staples Ranch moved forward Wednesday when the Pleasanton Planning Commission gave its nod of approval to a new environmental report and other recommendations. Now the project goes to the City Council for a public hearing, tentatively at its June 15 meeting.
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Posted by Mark, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm
It's about time. This is a GREAT project for the City of Pleasanton. Just the ice rink alone will bring in new business to the city. The new ice complex will be the jewel of the project and be create jobs and revenue for the city. The people on Stoneridge need to consider the benefits to the city instead of their own selfish wants.
Remove Mr. Sullivan from the city council as soon as possible. He does not support the project and does not want what is best for the city.
Posted by OpenStonerigde, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on May 29, 2010 at 8:03 am
Opening Stoneridge is and always was part of a master plan. Everyone that bought along there knew about it. While a few NIMBYs have resisted the opening, most people are for it! Pleasanton used to be the main "draw" to the tri-valley. Now it is old and tired. We now play "count the vacant storefronts" with our children. You should ALL take a look at what other cities are doing to improve their communities. Downtown Pleasanton is a virtual eyesore! Go look at Livermore! Man, it's thriving. Look at the new sports park in Dublin....beyond world class. Walk around Foothill & Amador HS. Both are filthy hodge-podge campuses that need complete remodeling. No, we are to busy making a fuss about 50 "Mansions" being built on someones private property. ( Ask every homeowner that has a No on D sign which ridgeline this vote is about? You'll get 20 different answers...behind Castlewood, behind Golden Eagle...behind blah blah blah....ALL are incorrect...MOST are uninformed.) But I digress. Stoneridge will be open in two years....so those of you that thought you we living at the dead end of a 4 lane divided expressway...please sell your homes NOW so we dont have to hear your sniveling...there, the mighty Oz has spoken! Oh, and VOTE YES ON D
Posted by Arroyo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 29, 2010 at 10:58 am
I'm very happy that Stoneridge Drive will finally be extended. I wish the NIMBY's had been unsuccessful at getting the Las Positas /680 off-ramp eliminated. Kinda reminds me of the people who buy homes across from a rifle range or near an airport, and then complain about all the noise. Just like the completion of Stoneridge, the Las Positas offramp was an important part of the master plan for access to and from Pleasanton -- We definitely need some changes on the City Council.
Posted by I've Been Thinking, a member of the Foothill High School community, on May 31, 2010 at 8:31 am
About that land that was to be used for the Las Positas offramp, how will it now be used by the City? Seems like a good place to put some of those affordable homes, there must be several acres just sitting there on both sides of the freeway. Oh vote YES on D.
Posted by L. A. Nott, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 31, 2010 at 9:33 am
All those cheering for Stoneridge Drive to be punched through will soon be cussing at the gridlocked traffic in Pleasanton. These people seemingly can't wait to turn the Tri-Valley into another San Jose or Los Angeles. The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce seems to be one of the leaders on the dark side - they fought hard to get Stoneridge punched through, to build the 10,000 sq ft mansions in our hills, and they were a major force in getting the three developer's lap dogs on the city council - the Hippie Mayor, Thorn and Cook-Callio. Its time for the voters to toss these three; and the businesses that belong to the Chamber need to replace the CEO and the Board of the Chamber. If you don't like the prospect of the Tri-Valley becoming LA, its time to clean house.
Posted by Jamie, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on May 31, 2010 at 9:59 am
This project is a glimmer of hope for our city. Please move forward with it. The Sharks Ice facility will be a great family friendly facility that will bring a lot of money to our community.
With the recent news that Amador Theater will no longer be available to rent for local community members (such as dance studios who have been doing their annual recitals there for 20 years!), the city residents sure could use a little good news.
Posted by Push It Through, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Jun 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm
Hey L. A. Nott,
Are you lost in the times? I sit in more in town gridlock because Stoneridge doesn't go through as planned and Santa Rita and Valley have to take it all...get real and accept it that growth is inevitable...fighting it will just hurt us all...let it happen planned, like the general plan attempted.
If you want to live in a town forgotten by time...look to the hills, as in the sierra foothills...or somewhere else.
Posted by sknywench, a member of the Amador Valley High School community, on Jun 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm sknywench is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Staples is a wonderful opportunity for a sports facility, community park, retail/commercial and senior housing on an infill site. Oh yes, and the completion of Stoneridge Drive per the General Plan Circulation Element. Now let's get moving on El Charro to complete the network and distribute traffic instead of bottle-necking it. Pleasanton is at the I580/I680 Interchange and center of the Tri-Valley. We are definitely not in Kansas anymore Toto, but to say Stoneridge Dr completion will turn us into L.A. is ludicrous. FUD and the sky aint falling.
Posted by livermorehockeyplayer, a resident of Livermore, on May 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm
I personally cant wait for this ice rink to be finished. I wish everone would stop complaining about how this is going to make the tri valley like LA... it wont, and even if it would... its called expansion. You can't stop it. Just embrace it and be excited there will be something new in the town, and it might help a lot of the struggling local businesses.
Posted by steve, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm
it's amazing reading all of the comments from these debbie downers living in the past and not accepting change for the better. especially in this down economy, this project will inject much needed revenue and new jobs to the area. face it, the ice rink alone will be a magnet for kids and adults of all ages. hockey alone has grown so much especially in california. just this past year for the first time in nhl history, a native californian was drafted first overall in the 2010 entry draft which is increadible since this sport is dominated by the canadians and euro players.
Posted by Cyrus, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Feb 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm
If you want to live in commercial areas with lots of crimes and so many other things, go live were you are belong to. Go to San Jose or livermore or even Oakland. You people deserve that. Leave Pleasanton alone. God knows how much money the people involve got to approve this stupid plan.