Dublin holding public meeting tonight to discuss IKEA building plans

Store at corner of Hacienda Drive, I-580 would open in 2018

Dublin representatives are holding an informational public meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight to discuss plans by the IKEA home furniture store to build its third Bay Area store in Dublin.

The proposed 339,000-square-foot store would be built on a 21-acre parcel in the northwestern corner of Hacienda Drive and Interstate 580.

City leaders are asking residents to attend tonight's workshop i the Dublin Civic Center to learn about IKEA's plans and to provide feedbaack on the plans.

Construction of the new store could begin as early as next spring for a projected store opening sometime in the summer of 2018, according to IKEA officials.

Additionally, the plan includes the development of a nearby six-acre area for a 52,000-square-foot space that could be used for retail stores, a restaurant and a boutique hotel, company officials said.

The store would be IKEA's ninth location in California. The two current Bay Area locations are in Emeryville and East Palo Alto.

"We continue to be thrilled with the reception afforded us in the Bay Area," IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson said in a statement. "This proposed store would complement the presence in Emeryville and East Palo Alto, providing Tri-Valley customers their own store."

Construction on the project could create more than 500 jobs and, once open, the store would employ about 350 people, according to company officials.

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13 people like this
Posted by Ravi Mangat
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:53 am

A really bad idea. would cause horrible traffic in an already congested area. We are approaching saturation point from all the development in Dublin and it is making Dublin a less desirable place to live. Traffic already is at standstill along this part of 580 and it will cause a massive traffic gridlock throughout the week and all year round. We are fine with travelling to Emeryville to go to IKEA. We have no pressing need for the store her.

7 people like this
Posted by Harry
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Only if IKEA would pay for a complete rebuild of the 580/680 interchange to make it congestion-free in all directions.

7 people like this
Posted by Eric
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

Going to start looking like east bound 10 out of LA.

3 people like this
Posted by Horace
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2016 at 9:17 am

Cardboard furniture.

8 people like this
Posted by Brian
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Looking forward to Ikea in Dublin...tired of driving to Emeryville and Palo Alto to get good deals. Their kind of furniture works well with the some of the smaller places and multi-family dwellings that are being built. The additional customers will be good for other businesses too. Traffic fears are overblown. Using every available piece of land to build more and more homes is a bigger concern for traffic. The San Jose/Sacramento interchange at 580/680 remains the biggest traffic problem with or without Ikea.

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