City updates 'Development Status' interactive map | January 4, 2019 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 4, 2019

City updates 'Development Status' interactive map

Snapshot of ongoing and long-range projects throughout Pleasanton

by Jeremy Walsh

The city's Community Development Department recently completed the latest update of the "Development Project Status" map on its main webpage, including the newest information on major projects going on around Pleasanton.

Updated every two months, the interactive online map aims to provide a snapshot of current and long-range development, planning and transportation projects throughout the city, according to city planning manager Ellen Clark.

"The report is a helpful way to track the status of projects under review for those interested in a particular application; or simply a way for residents to learn about 'what's coming' if you're driving by a site and curious about construction activity underway," Clark said last Friday.

City Manager Nelson Fialho also highlighted the newly updated interactive map in his community newsletter before Christmas.

The map can be accessed by visiting the Community Development homepage on the city website and scrolling down on the main page. The labels are color-coded to highlight project status: under review, approved, under construction and completed.

There have not been many substantial new development applications submitted to the city in the past several months, so most of the projects on the current list have been on residents' radar for a while, according to Clark.

One notable exception, she said, is the recent application for development of the Lester property, a proposal from Ponderosa Homes for 33 single-family homes on a 128-acre site off Dublin Canyon Road that also includes a new proposed staging area and dedication of land to the East Bay Regional Park District.

"Otherwise, the update reports on the status of a number of major projects that are either going through approval, like the 39-lot Spotorno project that'll be headed into public hearings in the spring; or are under construction, including a number of downtown projects, the Irby Ranch development that recently broke ground, and the new Workday campus," Clark added.

The list is sorted geographically, including downtown, Hacienda, Staples Ranch, and "Elsewhere in Pleasanton," with a total of 37 major projects either in process, approved/entitled or under construction, according to Clark.

The report also tracks other planning-related items, such as the Downtown Specific Plan update process and the status of the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (JDEDZ), which is in the midst of additional environmental review.

Transportation projects are included as well, such as Highway 84 expansion and Interstate 680 express lanes south of the city.