The Pleasanton Planning Commission is set to hold a Stoneridge Mall framework workshop on Monday at 6 p.m. to review and accept public input on developing housing at the shopping center.
The City Council had included the mall in its 2023-31 Housing Element site list to serve as a location for high-density housing units that could be developed if rezoning as contemplated is approved.
City staff began the process of developing the framework plan for the mall after councilmembers approved the request from staff at the Aug. 16 council meeting.
The framework will outline the mixed-use plans for the mall property including blueprints for the proposed 900 to 1,400 housing units that could be developed after rezoning as part of the Housing Element update.
"The focus of the framework is the mall properties that lie within the area bounded by Stoneridge Mall Road and contain the mall buildings and surrounding parking lots," according to the city's website. "The framework plan will provide a conceptual land use and circulation plan, and policy guidance for future development/redevelopment of the shopping center, that considers the integration and distribution of new residential and commercial land uses with existing retail uses."
Staff will have approximately six to eight months before the Housing Element is anticipated to be adopted to gather community input, outline allowed land-uses and provide initial conceptual planning for the mall property.
During the Aug. 16 council meeting, staff told the council that the planning efforts will include gathering background information on the site, understanding all of the opportunities and constraints that exist and looking for inspiration in similar projects that have been developed around the country.
In that same meeting, the council approved to allocate $176,400 from its general fund contingency to cover the consultant costs for financial analysis, traffic and transportation analysis and urban design and planning costs.
The framework process is expected to conclude in spring 2023.
The joint community workshop and Planning Commission meeting on Monday (Sept. 26) can be accessed via Zoom here.