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Where to put new homes? Pleasanton officials plan special Housing Element meeting

Residents can comment on housing opportunity sites live via Zoom this week

With several thousand new units of housing being assigned to Pleasanton's sixth cycle Housing Element update, city officials are encouraging residents to weigh in about potential housing development sites at an online community meeting on Wednesday.

A preliminary inventory list of those sites will be presented for review and discussion at the Dec. 1 meeting, which will be live streamed on Zoom from 6-7:30 p.m. Though required to identify sites for future housing development, the city is not obligated to construct any new housing units.

"Based on review of existing sites and capacity, there is a need to identify additional locations within the city for rezoning to allow residential use, including sites suitable for both lower income and market-rate housing," city officials said in a statement last week.

In order to meet the city's mandated Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 5,965 new units for the 2023-31 Housing Element, the Pleasanton City Council and Planning Commission along with city staff identified a total of 28 sites that are potentially suitable for rezoning or inclusion in the sites inventory over the past year.

More than half the locations on the site inventory are flagged for high-density development, including the Stoneridge Shopping Center, Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare, Hacienda Terrace, Metro 580 and SteelWave sites. Among those designated low/medium density are the Lester site, as well as a property owned by the Pleasanton Unified School District in southeastern Pleasanton on Vineyard Avenue.

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Residents are encouraged to participate in Wednesday's meeting, and other upcoming meetings as well. Officials said that "not all of these sites will be necessary to rezone to meet the city’s RHNA obligation," and that the final list of sites adopted will be "narrowed and refined through the review process."

The City Council and Planning Commission will also meet to discuss the list during public meetings next month and in January. Sites that are initially recommended by the council for inclusion in the inventory will be rolled into the Housing Element's mandatory environmental impact report (EIR) for next year. The final Housing Element and sites inventory is expected to be adopted in about a year.

For information on the community meeting Wednesday including a meeting link, as well as to sign up for notifications on all Housing Element meetings and events, visit PleasantonHousingElement.com. Visitors can also review a summary and analysis of each site under consideration, as well as an estimate of density and potential capacity.

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Where to put new homes? Pleasanton officials plan special Housing Element meeting

Residents can comment on housing opportunity sites live via Zoom this week

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Sun, Nov 28, 2021, 3:40 pm

With several thousand new units of housing being assigned to Pleasanton's sixth cycle Housing Element update, city officials are encouraging residents to weigh in about potential housing development sites at an online community meeting on Wednesday.

A preliminary inventory list of those sites will be presented for review and discussion at the Dec. 1 meeting, which will be live streamed on Zoom from 6-7:30 p.m. Though required to identify sites for future housing development, the city is not obligated to construct any new housing units.

"Based on review of existing sites and capacity, there is a need to identify additional locations within the city for rezoning to allow residential use, including sites suitable for both lower income and market-rate housing," city officials said in a statement last week.

In order to meet the city's mandated Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 5,965 new units for the 2023-31 Housing Element, the Pleasanton City Council and Planning Commission along with city staff identified a total of 28 sites that are potentially suitable for rezoning or inclusion in the sites inventory over the past year.

More than half the locations on the site inventory are flagged for high-density development, including the Stoneridge Shopping Center, Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare, Hacienda Terrace, Metro 580 and SteelWave sites. Among those designated low/medium density are the Lester site, as well as a property owned by the Pleasanton Unified School District in southeastern Pleasanton on Vineyard Avenue.

Residents are encouraged to participate in Wednesday's meeting, and other upcoming meetings as well. Officials said that "not all of these sites will be necessary to rezone to meet the city’s RHNA obligation," and that the final list of sites adopted will be "narrowed and refined through the review process."

The City Council and Planning Commission will also meet to discuss the list during public meetings next month and in January. Sites that are initially recommended by the council for inclusion in the inventory will be rolled into the Housing Element's mandatory environmental impact report (EIR) for next year. The final Housing Element and sites inventory is expected to be adopted in about a year.

For information on the community meeting Wednesday including a meeting link, as well as to sign up for notifications on all Housing Element meetings and events, visit PleasantonHousingElement.com. Visitors can also review a summary and analysis of each site under consideration, as well as an estimate of density and potential capacity.

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denisehowe
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Vintage Hills
on Nov 29, 2021 at 11:29 am
denisehowe, Vintage Hills
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on Nov 29, 2021 at 11:29 am

No category listed that will work


Pleasanton Parent
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 29, 2021 at 8:46 pm
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
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on Nov 29, 2021 at 8:46 pm

We have to save water, squeeze kids into classrooms, and the state says build more houses…..oh, hey, and use taxpayer paid for property meant for schools as one of the potential sites.

Keep voting them in folks….


KG
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California Reflections
on Dec 1, 2021 at 5:58 pm
KG, California Reflections
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on Dec 1, 2021 at 5:58 pm

We need to solve water problems, school problems and housing problems. Walk and chew gum at the same time. Yes, let elect politicians who can deal with these problems. I wish the Republican Party could put up some good candidates in California.


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