Upscale, high-density apartment project planned for Bernal-Stanley corner Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Dec 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm
A 16-acre site at the southeast corner of Bernal Avenue and Stanley Boulevard where Home Depot once proposed to build a second Pleasanton store is now likely to be developed with 345 high-end apartment units and a 39,000-square-foot retail center.
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Posted by Pete , a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm
(Comment deemed inappropriate by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff). Scale model would be nice as to represent...sorry, anyone against the project...is against Pleasanton. Where are the activists? Their interpretive park paid for...sealed and delivered. "21 "junior" one-bedroom units with roughly 650 square feet," does that mean units for pets...3ft.wd. roughly 220 ft. lg. to a private potty area? Please allow the facilities gym to release to the Southeast side,of property,for complementry running and cycling to Ruby Hills...sounds like a good plan.
Posted by Bryan Moran, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Dec 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm
This is an excellent problem to have. Open land on a very busy roadway and someone wanting to build a tax generating entity on that open land. Things always change, most places would love to have Pleasantons "problems" with change. I will miss the beauty of the open field but it is a small price for good development.
Posted by Projecting, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm
The constant need to push for new development is, at least in part, due to the constant need of Pleasanton City Government to find new sources of revenue to support & fund the rapidly increasing costs associated with public employee payroll, pensions, and lifetime medical benefits.
If only the city were willing to live within our means we wouldn't be so desperate for revenue that we're forced to continue the practice of selling the rarified commodity of open space to every developer with a plan.
"Yuck. If I wanted to live around High density projects, I'd move to Dublin."
The only difference between Dublin & Pleasanton is a downtown and the fact Dublin is currently looking like Pleasantons not to distant future (don't smirk).
Posted by David, a member of the Amador Valley High School community, on Dec 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm
I dont mind nice apartments. Young adults and singles could benefit, as well as seniors wanting less maintenance. Fifteen percent or close to 50 affordable rentals mixed in to the complex especially when there is on-site management and rental rules does seem OK too. That complies with the City and State requirements, like it or not.
What does cause me to ponder is the 40,000 sq.ft commercial plus the apartments and the constrained traffic routes of Valley Avenue and Stanley which is currently busting at the seams. And Santa Rita leading to that area is busier than Hopyard or any street inside Hacienda Business Park.
Everyone protested the Home Depot at that location but at least Home Depot would have its traffic spread out throughout the day and would would not concentrate as much peak commuter traffic as the new development would contribute to the surrounding streets.
Can anyone explain this to me? I have been stuck in gridlock from Santa Rita to Stanley for years now and just dont understand how things might get better?
I wish Pleasantonians would stop trashing Dublin, Livermore, or other communities. It is mean to those residents and is a negative way to voice concerns about our town. I suppose those of you who disagree NEVER ever, ever shops at any store or eats at any restaurant in those terrible places, right?
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Dec 31, 2012 at 8:16 am liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
John, parts of dublin are looking better since they tore down that section 8 housing near Camp Parks. But, then that takes us right back to the subject here, doesn't it? Moving a problem from one city to another.
Posted by beautiful view, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Those luxury apartments will have a great view of the congested traffic at Bernal and Stanley as well as the PG&E power substation right next to it. I question whether they could put apartments there because of all the power line concerns.
I guess they have to build those apartments there so there is somebody to use the new benches they installed on Stanley Road with the great views of the gravel quarry operations.