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Around Pleasanton: Developers tweak plans for Spotorno acreage in hopes for approval

Original post made on Aug 27, 2018

A development group once rebuffed in its plan to build pricey homes along Alisal Street on a 31-acre site known as the Spotorno Flat thinks its new plan has a chance of being approved.

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Posted by Jerry Nagra
a resident of Happy Valley
on Aug 27, 2018 at 5:59 pm

Bypass road was originally planned to take the golf course traffic off of Happy Valley, Sycamore and Alisal street. These roads are not big enough to handle golf course traffic permanently. This housing and golf course were under one plan including the bypass road to connect Sycamore creek road to Club house drive and closing west bridge access to the Club house. There are still city signs on the corner of Happy valley and west bridge stating that the west bridge is a temporary access to the golf course.
Now, city staff is saying there doesn't need to be a bypass road to handle the golf course traffic, and on top add traffic for 39 homes, ignoring entire neighborhoods that understands the bypass road is desperately needed for the gold course traffic alone. This is insane.
Simply the city and the developer does not want to pay for the bypass road that's been promised to us.

Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 27, 2018 at 10:34 pm

Jerry; - I thought the hillsides were too steep to build the very expensive by pass road. The cost of this road required hundreds of homes to be built on the ridges and hills of the Sportorno land (not just 39 in the valley). The hillsides are riddled with geological hazards, slopes greater than 25% protected areas within 100ft. of a ridgeline. Without the hundreds of homes to help cover the cost of the road, it is too costly and unbuildable with Measure PP.

Posted by Jerry Nagra
a resident of Happy Valley
on Aug 28, 2018 at 7:44 am

Please read page 49-54. It talks about the Bypass road and who will pay for it.

Web Link

The builder wants to make the maximum profit and city does not care about traffic and its residents safety. This road will not only serve the new homes but will also be the primary access road for the city golf course.
If the bypass road cannot be built then they should not build the new homes either.

Posted by Hansen Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 30, 2018 at 10:40 am

Hansen Curious is a registered user.

What about the impact to SCHOOLS??? All of our schools are overcrowded. We have all the kids coming into the Irby Ranch development that have not been factored into the school overcrowding situation and now the City wants to build more homes. This is nuts. No more development unless the developer ponies up to build new schools.

Posted by Jerry Nagra
a resident of Happy Valley
on Aug 30, 2018 at 10:35 pm

The public hearing for this project has been postponed until WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th at 7.00pm at the council chambers, 200 Bernal Ave. Pleasanton.
All the neighborhood residents should attend to express their views about this new development and NO bypass road which was a part of Happy valley specific plan.
In my view, this increased traffic will make our streets more unsafe as we already experience a lot of speeding golf course patrons. A bypass road is a must to bring back the safety of our country roads.

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