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Pleasanton: Planning Commission nixes all-housing plan for Barone's Restaurant property

Original post made on Apr 15, 2021

Backing the sentiments of many residents, the Pleasanton Planning Commission recently told the owners of Barone's Restaurant that plans to redevelop the downtown site must include commercial space and cannot be entirely residential.

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Posted by Fifty Years Here
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Apr 15, 2021 at 8:59 pm

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Joe Barone looks out his front door and all he sees are dozens of brand new houses towering over Peters and St John Streets... And then he wants to tuck 10 attractive looking houses between St John and the Arroyo and he gets told, "No?" Doesn't seem fair... Doesn't seem right. And what would be a "viable commercial space" for that site? What is an example of a "viable commercial space" that far off of Main Street in Downtown? Maybe it'd be a good site for a mortuary or small winery?

Posted by Guillermo M.
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Apr 18, 2021 at 7:01 pm

Guillermo M. is a registered user.

Must agree with 50 Years Here, kind of a sad testament to the prioritization of our planning commissions priorities. The rights of property owners are certainly not being honored & the stipulation for retail/commercial space in that location simply does not make sense. Joe, get a good attorney & fight for your rights!

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