Neighborhood meeting planned for tonight on Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone

Public briefing targeted to residents of Highland Oaks/North Muirwood, Stoneridge and Val Vista

The city of Pleasanton will hold a neighborhood meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. tonightin the Hart Middle School multipurpose room to discuss the proposed Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone.

The city is in the process of accepting public comments on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) for the 40-acre area along Johnson Drive between Stoneridge Drive and I-580, which is currently developed with office, commercial, institutional and industrial uses.

The proposal would allow the city to use zoning and land use designations, incentive programs, completed environmental review documentation, and standards and guidelines to streamline the development process and encourage investment within the new economic development zone.

Although Thursday's meeting is open to the public, it is especially targeted to residents of the Highland Oaks/North Muirwood, Stoneridge and Val Vista neighborhoods that are closest to the proposed development zone.

The meeting follows a public hearing held by the Pleasanton Planning Commission Sept. 23. Comments provided at this meeting will be addressed in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report.

"This neighborhood meeting is being run by the city's Community Development Department," said Adam Weinstein, planning manager and the department's deputy director. "Its purpose is to reach out to the residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone to make sure they get a chance to voice their thoughts regarding the potential environmental impacts of the project."

For those unable to attend the meeting, there are other ways for residents to convey their thoughts on the project, including attending additional upcoming, to-be-scheduled public hearings on the project or by contacting Eric Luchini, associate planner, at (925) 931-5612 or by email at Comments also may be made in writing to Luchini at City of Pleasanton Planning Division, P.O. Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report also is available on the city's website at

Written comments on the DSEIR will be accepted through Oct. 30.

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12 people like this
Posted by Bring on Costco
a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 20, 2015 at 9:32 am

Bring in Costco!!!!

3 people like this
Posted by carlos
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

I'd rather see Costco than section 8 housing. Anyone been to Antioch lately?

2 people like this
Posted by J.O.
a resident of Valley Trails
on Oct 22, 2015 at 10:26 am

We might love a Costco but the traffic will be HORRENDOUS!

7 people like this
Posted by HOIA
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 22, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Many of us are concerned about the traffic and other impacts in the surronding neighborhoods. I encourage folks to attend these hearings and/or provide your feedback to Mr Luchini.

1 person likes this
Posted by Concerned Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm

Will the Pleasanton Weekly be reporting on what was said at this meeting? I was there but hardly any residents attended the meeting.

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