New apartment complex planned for West Las Positas Boulevard
Original post made on Nov 21, 2012
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on Nov 21, 2012 at 9:32 am
New apt complex - affordable housing - yes, I welcome it and near BART makes practical sense. However, reading:
Serpa said the residential development would accommodate mixed-income groups distributed throughout the complex.
Doesn't exactly say "affordable" - may be for 1 or 2.
Then: But the chairman of the nearby Verona Homes apartment complex notified the Planning Commission that his group opposes the "luxury, multifamily community" planned by St. Anton Partners
The new complex should say how many units or what the percentage is for affordable housing. Otherwise there is nothing but more high rents and nothing in compliance with the law.
on Nov 21, 2012 at 10:50 am
@ "affordable" - I'm pretty sure the law mandated that we eliminate the housing cap - not build more than the state 15% requirement of low-income housing. Now, of course, the lawsuit causing us to do all this was filed by Urban Habitat - a low-income advocacy group with the goals of destroying California schools and supporting developer interests by building Section 8 warehouses next to public transportation.
So, hopefully in Pleasanton developers will create market-rate housing with only a 15% set-aside so that low-income families are mixed in with the general population instead of creating a section 8 "project" which will mean Pleasanton would one day have a "ghetto" part of town. It's great that Pleasanton can still command high rents because it's a great place to live. Although with our changing "demographics" and "friends" from the East Bay patronizing our mall via BART - our quality of life is slowly changing.
on Nov 21, 2012 at 11:17 am
Think of the future Pleasanton. We don't want to become another Stockton.