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Nancy Allen worked to kill our Home Depot store

Original post made by Cannot trust Namcy Allen, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Sep 7, 2020

A Home Depot store was planned for a big vacant lot near Stanley and Bernal, across from the McDonald's, and other stores, and the gas station.
This would've supplied hardware, gardening supplies to several Pleasanton neighborhoods, including Ruby Hill. Much more convenient than driving all the way across town, and the area is suitable for commercial use.

But Ms. Allen worked against the facility.
The lot remained vacant for years, with nothing but weeds.
Now it has been developed, and what did they build?
A strip mall and multistory apartments.

Do we really need or want more Pack and Stack Housing that will increase crowding, and stress our schools and city services?
A conveniently located Home Depot would've have paid the city of Pleasanton 1% of their sales, every year, in sales tax.

This is just one example.
Do not vote for Nancy Allan.

Comments (5)

Posted by Nancy Allen
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 7, 2020 at 6:25 pm

Nancy Allen is a registered user.

I am Nancy Allen and appreciate the opportunity to respond. . After the Council paused to get the data right on this project they agreed with hundreds of residents and small business owners that this was the wrong location for a Home Depot (3 miles from a freeway). They agreed it and would have been a very bad decision for the city. Here is why:

• Traffic nightmare– Home Depot would have generated many more trips than the current project (M. Tassano and ITE, 4/7/20).
- Weekday daily trips - ~ twice as high with Home Depot at ~3480/day
- Sat. trips = 5 times as high with Home Depot at ~8008/day
• Weak financials– Emily Wagner, Pleasanton’s Financial officer, confirmed “existing stores would be further hurt by a 2nd Home Depot.” Most store revenues were generated from canibalizing existing small businesses
• Dozens of semi-trucks would be added to city streets – after downtown residents just fought to remove gravel trucks.
• Housing – Had housing not been built here. the city would have been required to rezone the same amount of housing to be built somewhere else in the city. This was a preferred site to help balance higher density housing across the city.

See my website for further detail: or reach out to me at [email protected] if you have any questions. I have an open door policy and happy to answer any of your concerns directly. As i do not know or name, I cannot reach out to you. Or feel free to contact Mike Tassano, head of Traffic Engineering.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 7, 2020 at 6:39 pm

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

I live near where the Home Depot was going to go and did not want it. The apartments, CVS, BottleTaps, Starbucks, and even Orange Theory are all welcome and a good balance for the space. Much better!

Posted by Joseph
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Sep 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm

Joseph is a registered user.

Thank you Nancy Allen for standing up for residents and small businesses! You always challenge proposals to get the data right before a final decision is made. Thank you for your courage and determination to represent our community. You definitely have my vote!

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 7, 2020 at 8:18 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

I had a property on Saint Michael Circle in the mid nineties. The property is just off Tawny and Bernal.

I had a bathroom exhaust fan malfunction, I removed the fan by pulling the plug and removing three screws. I took the fan part over to a hardware store I seem to remember it as, it was just off of Stanly and Bernal.

The store clerk look at my fan part, matched it up immediately with a new duplicate, and charged me only Twelve dollars plus tax. I returned to my property and installed the new part in minutes.

Those new apartments in that Stanly/Bernal location are supporting those small businesses in that location today.

Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Sep 7, 2020 at 10:01 pm

James Michael is a registered user.

I am so tired of hearing about the "Traffic Nightmare" BS. If you don't want something built in your back yard then you scream "Traffic Nightmare" (Costco come to mind) and if you don't like a politician then you scream racist, mysoginist, homophobe, or whatever other word you can invent. Not getting my vote.

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