Houses, houses, houses | December 16, 2011 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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Opinion - December 16, 2011

Houses, houses, houses

Housing issues continue to dominate the Planning Commission and City Council agendas as we close out 2011, but sometimes a simple one-on-one chat between a developer and a community activist can bring results that make us all proud. Such is the case with the approval Donato Builders received in a hard-fought development petition to build 13 affordable cluster homes on old Stanley Boulevard (between Main and First streets) that also involved tearing down a 1908 bungalow on the half-acre site at 4189 Old Stanley Blvd. Councilman Matt Sullivan and Linda Garbarino of the Pleasanton Heritage Association opposed the measure because, they said, there just aren't many 100 year old houses left in the city and this one should be preserved.

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