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Commission to review proposed six-home subdivision on Foothill Road

City planning staff raises concern about number of lots, environmental impacts

The Pleasanton Planning Commission is set to hold a workshop Wednesday to discuss a landowner’s proposal to split their Foothill Road parcel into six lots with new houses.

Jitender Makkar, on behalf of One Odevelopment LLC, seeks permission for a development plan and rezoning to allow the new six-home subdivision at 2188 Foothill Road, at the southwest corner of the intersection with Longview Drive.

The 12-acre parcel is designated for low-density residential and zoned for agriculture in the West Foothill Road Corridor Overlay District.

The proposal also calls for a new bridge for access to the site from Longview Drive and a new public trail that could ultimately connect to the city’s Augustin Bernal Community Park.

City staff has concerns about the number of lots and size of homes in the proposal in light of the site’s steep slope, impacts to creeks and wildlife, geotechnical hazards and other environmental reasons.

Wednesday night’s workshop is designed to give the commission and public a chance to provide early input to city staff and the applicant before the project proposal moves further along in the city’s consideration process.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. inside the council chamber at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 200 Old Bernal Ave.

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34 people like this
Posted by Mary
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Sep 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

Just what Pleasanton needs..........more houses! What was once a serenely, beautiful city to live in has turned into a money grabbing, profit making commodity for all the greedy people at the helm. It's all about kickbacks. Shame on the mayor and the city council for allowing the destruction of what once was.


8 people like this
Posted by justwondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2017 at 9:42 am

Mary, just wondering what kickbacks you are referring to? Please provide specifics.


17 people like this
Posted by Henry
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

Henry is a registered user.

In case some persons haven't noticed, the population of our country, state, county and city are increasing. That means there is a need for new housing, whether single family homes, condos or apartments. Pleasanton needs to continue to attract businesses to our community if only to increase our tax base. With planned growth in employment, we also need planned growth in housing.

Further, Pleasanton is a family friendly community. As children age and start to have their own families with children, it certainly would be appreciated if they had the opportunity to live in the city they grew up in. That means they will need their own housing, and that implies a need for increased housing over time. And that doesn't even take into account the movement of young workers from the immediate bay communities over the hill to the Tri-Valley. Pleasanton needs to grow with the times and do it smartly.


15 people like this
Posted by Really
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:23 am

Mary, Someone must have gotten a kickback from the developer that built your house and shame on the mayor and city council, at that time, for allowing your house to be built.


18 people like this
Posted by Foothill "FARMS"
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:33 am

Hey Mary -

I guess is was OK to plow under farm land to build your house?

Look at the name of your development - pretty hypocritical if you ask me.

This new development appears very similar to yours - if it is the land I'm thinking of, the owner kept it open for many years and has a right to sell it and develop it as long as it is withing the city's zoning laws.


40 people like this
Posted by zolli
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Oh Henry, "Really", "Farms" we are talking quality of Life here..at the rate of growth here in Pleasanton and the Tri Valley area,(esp. in Dublin), your kids will not want to live here. So sad.


13 people like this
Posted by Scott Hale
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Scott Hale is a registered user.

Mary: did you feel once you moved in, nobody else would ever....again...old or new house?

Please tell us why you haven't filed a complaint for the 'kickbacks' you refer to. Would take about the same amount of time you spent on your drivel here.


12 people like this
Posted by Really
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

zolli, Maybe residents liked the quality of life before you but you still moved here thus changing there quality of life. If your don't like the way things are going run for government and change it, move or live with it.


1 person likes this
Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Foothill High School
on Sep 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm

You complain about 6 multi-million dollar homes, but are happy with the projects on Hacienda?


8 people like this
Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I kind of like Ptown better now than the old days. There are a couple roads that get backed up. But remember trying to get to Vintage Hills from the Meadows before the Valley extension? It stunk then too. I like having the people. Main Street hops on the weekends. Its cool. New neighbors are cool too. I find most people are just as nice here as the old days. A lot of the new folks are nicer. It's still a great town.


24 people like this
Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Everyone is nicer until they get into their car for their commute to and from work!


14 people like this
Posted by Long Time P-towner
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2017 at 6:55 am

Henry, Zolli and Others,
It's not if our "kids" when grown want to live here or not. It's more like they cannot/won't be able to afford to continue to live where they've been born, raised. I guess you've not been in P-town long enough and/or your kids aren't old enough for you to not realize this already!


3 people like this
Posted by Common Sense
a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 14, 2017 at 9:33 am

"Just what Pleasanton needs..........more houses!"

@ Mary and all the other nay-sayers: Surely, people who lived here before you probably felt the same when your house was built here.


4 people like this
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 14, 2017 at 9:33 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

LTP-t, How many of our current residents are themselves from out of state? Many of us moved from somewhere else for the opportunities here. I think someone already mentioned there isn't enough housing to meet the demand and so prices are at a premium. The growth is coming, be that our children or others. Pleasanton of 30,000 or less is long gone. Let's make sure Pleasanton stays a warm, thriving, welcoming community (and with requisite services) as we grow.


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