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Staples Ranch development agreement goes to City Council Aug. 24

Original post made on Aug 13, 2010

Development of the 124-acre Staples Ranch property at Pleasanton's northeast corner could get under way early next year following an agreement by the city, environmental groups and Alameda County, which owns the land, over issues that have been debated over several years.

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Posted by Neilson Park Neighbor
a resident of Mohr Park
on Aug 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

Does anyone know if the "800 units for assisted living, skilled nursing and independent living residents" counts toward Pleasanton's "affordable housing" count? With only a $1,000 down payment that would fit. I also hope Pleasanton looks at the speed on Stoneridge...people who live off of it already ignore the posted 35 mph speed limit, usually going 40-45 mph past St. Elizabeth's & Neilson park - when this goes through it will be like Concannon in Livermore. I have no problem with Stoneridge going through to Livermore - we bought here 20 years ago because of this promise. I just hope something is done to prevent speeding on Stoneridge here.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:26 am

Stacey is a registered user.

I believe so. I know there was an issue regarding how many of the units would count towards the housing cap, but of course that is moot now.

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Posted by Hangin' way too loose !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Oh NO ! Way too many 'outs'. NOTHING moves forward until Stoneridge is READY TO GO FORWARD ! ! ! ""Held up UNTIL new developers are FOUND for a shopping center ACROSS the freeway"" ! !
Who's kidding who ??
NO DEAL ! ! Livermore needs some sort of advance to proceed with
Jack London...NOW ! NOW ! With the selfish loose nuts who are not above dirty tricks....this is NOT ready to fly....not ready to vote !NO deals with the sneeky devils. The only guarantee we have is to wait on all those LOOSE ENDS that are a LONG time away from being 'tied up'. Stoneridge is part of the deal. No Stoneridge? No deal ! No more tricks. No more lies.

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Posted by Hangin' way too loose !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2010 at 9:38 pm

To those who want to move into Stoneridge Creek, WHY haven't YOU been helping and working to MAKE Stoneridge Drive happen ? a package ? You're so eager to sacrifice the rest of us who are waiting for Stoneridge to connect to Jack London. What a shame for all.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Siena
on Aug 14, 2010 at 8:31 am

To answer the question about the retirement community being "affordable housing", OH HECK NO! My parents just put a deposit down of $10,000. The unit itself will cost well over one million dollars, and the monthly fees are $6,000. Trust me, it ain't "affordable housing"!

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Siena
on Aug 14, 2010 at 8:42 am

To "Hangin' way too loose!",

I don't understand your question. You are asking why the seniors who want to move into this new facility are not helping and working to make Stoneridge Drive happen as a package? What do you mean? The people who want to move in there, generally, are not Pleasanton residents (yet). They are coming from all over the Bay Area. They are over retirement age, and are paying an enormous chunk of money to live there. What specifically do you want these people to do? I have no idea what you're talking about.

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Posted by Hangin' way too loose !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

There is a very vocal group of Pleasanton seniors who are very anxious to 'get started'. IF that goes forward without Stoneridge Dr extension, then the extension will never happen. Why haven't these people been working on making the package happen ? Then EVERYBODY could move FORWARD together. They're just not helping very much. All the loose IFFY conditions for the extension will be forgotten for another generation. Stoneridge has been waiting a generation longer than the senior complex. ALL VOICES in unison might help keep the pressure on. I don't like all the loose ends and won't rest until it's in stone....along with the (yes joe, expensive) senior complex. (I'll need to find another town to buy into a MIDDLE-income senior development...not high or low).

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Posted by Matt Morrison
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Matt Morrison is a registered user.

Just to clarify, the roadway for Stoneridge Drive through to El Charro will be constructed at the same time as the senior complex and the auto mall.

Under the agreement Stoneridge Drive would have a temporary barrier inhibiting through traffic to El Charro until Jack London is connected to El Charro.

Jack London extension is necessary for Stoneridge Drive to form a route into Livermore because there are currently no roads connecting El Charro with the rest of Livermore.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Siena
on Aug 15, 2010 at 6:25 am

To "Hangin'",

Good luck finding another middle-income senior development anywhere else in the country. Not if you want to have the types of benefits that these places have (lifetime medical care, skilled nursing care, etc). All of those places are BIG BUCKS.

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Posted by Hangin' way too loose !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 18, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Gee thanks Joe, So if you're approaching senior housing age, and you're middle-class, it's just suck the exhaust. Better to be low-income then there's a list of all the 'programs', freebies, subsidies, fixed 'pricing' of newly build 'senior' options, etc. etc. Rich, or long-term couples, get to spend their fat, shortage created home equities, on story-book new senior compleses. But single, middle-income workers have zero new pay-go senior housing complexes. Something wrong with that picture!

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Posted by Fairlands Park Neighbor
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Thank you Matt for clarifying the Stoneridge Rd. issue. The seniors have been doing what they can to raise awareness for the homes they have been anxiously waiting for, which in turn has also raised awareness for Stoneridge Rd. going through. However, their priority is not necessarily Stoneridge, nor does it have to be. Hopefully all goes well tonight at the meeting and all parties are happy!

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