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Council to consider approving Sunflower Hill project with financial support

Original post made on Feb 5, 2018

The Pleasanton City Council is set to debate whether to endorse the design for Sunflower Hill's proposed residential community for adults with special needs and sign off on millions of dollars in public financial support for the project Tuesday night.

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Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Feb 5, 2018 at 11:57 pm

All of these cones and striping make the city look incomplete and ugly.

Surely there must be another way. Why not just post a “Do not enter” sign and remove the median stripe?

I HATE the hatchmarks on Sauterne. (I also don’t like being reminded that this area was known for fraudulent cheap wine trying to knock off Sauternes, with an s)

By the way, does anyone know if they plan on putting the original old truck back at Irby Ranch? It was on the first proposal but I haven’t seen it since.


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Posted by Jetson
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

Of course the city council is going to approve it because all they want to do is build build build especially in the downtown area. They could care less about keeping any type of historic sites in this city. Not to mention the eye sore this whole development will be for all the people across the arroyo. A nice park would of been great. Oh and the traffic it will add coming down First...yippee!!


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Posted by Keeknlinda
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Feb 6, 2018 at 3:33 pm

At the risk of bursting Jetson's bubble, this developments neighbors will be an existing McDonald's, Subway, Chinese restaurant, an auto body repair shop or two, the Valley Humane Society, and Fire Station #1. Not to forget RyNyk tires and other automotive businesses in the area. And an antique shop tucked in.
Irby Ranch as such is long since gone, sad but true. This is not Pleasanton's true downtown, but definitely on the perimeter. I forgot to mention it is directly across First Street from a storage yard.
The nearby intersection of Valley/Bernal and Stanley/First Street has a stoplight, elaborate new bicycle lanes, and is a main route through our city. I'm sad the old days are gone, too, but recognnize all California cities are being pressured to provide lower income housing and lots of it. Currently the area is a dusty field (muddy when the rains come) and an eyesore begging to be gussied up. A park is a lovely idea, but this is hardly a suitable place. To access it from downtown would entail crossing a busy thoroughfare, the main route from Livermore to Pleasanton. I surely wouldn't allow my youngsters to bicycle over to a park in that location.
We can't turn back the clock. The damage was done years ago, so now our officials must make the best of what is here.
If I had my druthers, we would still be a much smaller community, with the horses grazing off Foothill Road, sheep in the pasture off Bernal near the fairgrounds, and lots of other amenities that have vanished. I don't have, so I have to adapt. This has been my home for nearly half a century now, and I'm not planning on leaving anytime soon.
The community to be served by allowing, rather, encouraging it, is one which is deserving of the efforts being put into it. Let's try to embrace the fact our community cares about special needs residents who require a little extra boost, and be glad we have the resources to provide that to them. Let's just take that lemon and turn it into a refreshing lemonade.


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