More housing is headed for Pleasanton with the City Council's approval of 19 new homes on Rose Avenue across from the Alameda County Fairgrounds and two more on a 3-acre lot on Dublin Canyon Road.
Ponderosa Homes, the developer that will design and build the Rose Avenue residences, also also will construct a 45-foot-high net to block errant golf balls from the adjacent fairgrounds driving range from wavering into the new development.
Ponderosa's development will be built out in two stages. The first 16 of the 19 homes will be built starting this year with the last three to be built on a second triangular-shaped adjacent lot after the current lease with the Fairgrounds on the golf driving range expires in August 2034 and the range is closed.
At that time, Rose Avenue will be extended to reach all of the homes, then will end in a cul-de-sac just short of reaching Valley Avenue. The council ruled several years ago to deny a bid to extend Rose to Valley, which would have provided a thoroughfare between Valley and downtown Pleasanton.
All lots, but one, in the Ponderosa project will be at least 10,000 square feet with housing heights limited to 30-32 feet in height.
The council also approved a bid by Valley Capital Realty to construct two new homes one two separate lots on a 2.93-acre site at 11249 Dublin Canyon Road on the far west side of Pleasanton. An older home on the site will be retained but will be allowed to add an extension.
The site is located on the south side of Dublin Canyon to the west of the entrance to The Preserve and Kolb Ranch developments. The Pleasanton View Church of Christ, clearly visible from I-580, and a residential site are located to the north, across the roadway, which is a major cut-through thoroughfare for commuters.
Guy Houston of Valley Capital Realty said the two new homes will be built on 21,000 and 23,000 square foot lots with the addition to the existing residence on a lot measuring 83,860 square feet.
The city's Growth Management Program allows a total of 235 housing unit allocations to be issued within a calendar year for new residential units. To date in 2016, a total of 59 Growth Management unit allocations have been issued. The Dublin Canyon homes would add another two, and Ponderosa's would add another 19, even though three of those won't be built now.