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Is the Bi-Centennial Home in danger

Original post made by Vineyard Tom, Vineyard Avenue, on Sep 22, 2020

My friend who lives in the apartments next to the Bi-Centennial house had a notice left on his door that there is a measure to tear down the Bi-Centennial home and put a parking lot there. Has anyone else heard this?

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Posted by Billie
a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 22, 2020 at 11:05 am

Billie is a registered user.

Found the following petition to "Save Bicentennial Park (Pleasanton)" which details a plan to *ADD* a parking lot to the park. Web Link

According to the petition, "The City of Pleasanton plans to restore the adjacent Century House (2401 Santa Rita Rd.) as a gathering space and event venue. The Parks & Recreation Commission proposes to expand venue parking on Bicentennial Park land."

The petition continues: "This approach would fragment the park; remove several large (including heritage) trees; pave much of the usable athletic space (due to slope and trees of remainder); and add emergency vehicle access on a residential street. Beyond degrading the park, this parking lot would take away part of what makes the Century House special: it’s lovely setting. The loss of historic grounds and trees would diminish Century House heritage and appeal as a venue, to the detriment of restoration goals."

NOTE: At the bottom of the petition there's a link for a "Community Zoom Meeting Thursday 9/24 5:00 PM" with information on how you can join the meeting to hear about the proposed project from the City as well as residents' position, and have a chance for questions and discussion.

The petitioner notes that you can email [email protected] with any questions you have for City officials, the Parks & Recreation Commission, or the Pleasanton City Council in advance of the meeting.

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