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Hacienda Business Park gets new lease on life

Original post made on Sep 19, 2013

Pleasanton's 875-acre Hacienda Business Park, long considered one of the best in the West, got a new lease on life Tuesday with the City Council reaffirming the park's business capacity at 9.9 million square feet.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:44 AM


Posted by Bella, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

Do whatever it takes to make Hacienda economically viable and competitive. The city coffers depend on the revenue from sales and property taxes plus occupancy taxes, to keep our parks, streets, and other services at a high level. Hacienda is what made our quality of life in Pleasanton possible

Posted by olfthfl, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 19, 2013 at 9:26 am

Karla Brown is just afraid some of the high density housing that is overtaking east Pleasanton might wind up in her Vintage Hills backyard. Define NIMBY? Karla Brown!

Posted by Michael L., a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

Is there even any commercial business growth in Hacienda? In 1997 I had a job at a high tech company in the Hacienda park. After they where sold I found employment on the 237 corridor. I've been working down south ever since. I have hardly seen any new high tech companies, or any new business at all come to Hacienda in the last 15 years. There are countless new companies along 237 and on the peninsula. I have no problem finding work down there. I'd like to work in Pleasanton and stop commuting. What is being done to bring employers to Hacienda?

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm


Posted by Bella, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:54 am

Michael, that is a good question as I see new corporate offices in Dublin and San Ramon as well. Maybe those cities are more business friendly. I hear all the time that it takes a long time to get approvals in Pleasanton and it is expensive whereas other cities offer incentives to get corp or tech companies into their towns. Maybe our leaders should devote a lot more time on how to get world class employers here since we are at i580, I680, and have two Bart stations plus the Ace commuter trains. Something is not working otherwise they would be standing in line

Posted by Jack, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I am not sure that the premise that "Hacienda is one of the best in the west," is correct. I recently ran into a Cal grad student who was doing a project comparing and contrasting Hacienda to Bishop Ranch. Her quote, "Bishop Ranch has done so well and Hacienda has done so poorly." Reading this story, I am led to believe she might be right...

Posted by olfthfl, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

Jack: Perhaps that's because we've changed direction and chose to turn it into an affordable housing community rather than a business park.