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Apartment complex - across from Hart Middle School

Original post made by Sad Day, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Mar 26, 2014

I am starting this thread because the original story written by Jeb does not allow anyone to comment unless they give name, adress, sex, birth date e mail, my work zip code, etc to the weekly - in order to comment on his story. Seems to me this stiffles the conversation on an issue that will impact the entire city. I chose not to provide my personal details. And many others are also concerned about providing private details to the Weekly. I won't for this story or any other. However, I do have a 'voice'.

His story:
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My comments:

This is really a shame. Politics – and politicians, forcing this change. I have no issue with new apartments for residents, but a 4 story complex across from Hart is ridiculous. Of course the business park owners and the developer are happy with the design etc – they are going to make a ton of money on this deal.

But, for those who purchased homes in Parkside, did so knowing they have a sports park on one side as a quiet buffer, and on the other side, a BUSINESS park which is also quiet at night. It has been that way for 30 years. And, home prices have been reflected in that ‘solitude’.

If the BUSINESS Park is to be used for homes of any kind, they should be built in the inner section of the park…not the perimeter.

From the start, this was a losing cause for nearby home owners and others that are concerned about the project. To me, this is not about not wanting homes for people, it is about the change being pushed on neighborhoods, impacts to schools (regardless of what Pat Kernan negotiated), and the fact that this could have been avoided if there was stronger leadership in this city that worked harder with the Business Park owners and others around this city on much more suitable locations.

I have been PRO Pleasanton always. I have supported many on this council. But……This situation changes that. Sad. Sad indeed.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

A lot has been said about the developer but nothing about who exactly is the investor for this project. Maybe this is putting the cart before the horse but remember the apartment project in Orange County that was nothing more than a front for expectant Chinese women who paid to give birth to their child in the US. Maybe building this project close to Valley Care Hospital is more then coincidence. Having a baby in the US for dual citizenship is now a very big business in China and America. Our fearless leaders in Pleasanton city and the PUSD certainly screwed up when they didn't ask the right questions about Suzi Su and her Tri Valley University. So who is providing, and what is the source of these investment funds?

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Posted by Seriously?
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm

So, you're going with the 'ol seldom used underground Chinese birthing factory rebuttal eh? Now that's an angle I would have never thought of.....I say run, RUN for the hills lest we get overtaken by these scary Chinese invaders of suburban business parks . Oh wait, on second thought stay out of the hills. I forgot we need to save our ridges.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 27, 2014 at 9:36 am

Seriously? just saying that our city leaders should be asking a lot of questions before this apartment complex is built. Once built this will open a Pandora's box to what was suppose to be a dedicated business park, i.e. businesses only. You must be the only one in Parkside, if this is really where you live, that doesn't realize what this project will do to your property value. Why didn't you attend the meeting with the mayor in September and voice your opinion about the positive? value of this complex. All your neighbors are of the opposite view. As for the Chinese do you recall the shady deal that Willie Brown, Nancy Pelosi, and Ed Lee were involved in to develop Hunter's Point in which the developer was linked to an investment firm that was a front for Chinese investors whose main goal was to secure US visas.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I have a hunch that somebody by the name of "Bill" is fearful of Asians...not just "Chinese".

I would have thought that most Plutonian residents would appreciate having Asian neighbors. How come you're so afraid? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Heaven forbid that you have good neighbors!

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