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Pleasanton Planning Commission OKs housing site inventory

Original post made on Dec 22, 2021

Following on the heels of an online community meeting earlier this month, the Pleasanton Planning Commission unanimously adopted a proposed housing site inventory list for council recommendation last Wednesday.

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Posted by Robertbush81
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 22, 2021 at 9:52 am

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This doesn't sound like much of a plan. Hopefully it is just a placeholder until cities sue the state since this is massive overreach forcing built out cities to entertain this. I don't think turning shopping centers into ultra dense housing is going to solve problems. Taking 50% of the mall property and redeveloping it into ultra dense housing units as a transportation village probably makes some sense. It would revitalize the remaining mall. Maybe Workday could take the lead on that.

Posted by George Withers
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Dec 22, 2021 at 9:53 am

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If I understand the Planing Commission's direction, they would eventually like to concentrate more people, and traffic, in the area of Santa Rita Rd & Valley Ave. There are times during the average day, that Santa Rita Rd. is total grid-locked. Please come up with a better plan than this!!

Posted by Mica
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Dec 23, 2021 at 12:29 am

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I live near the Santa Rita and Valley area. Im intrigued by a mixed retail and houses construction at the Valley and Mission Plazas. I like some of the businesses there now but its an old fashioned strip mall and has alot of pavement where apartments or condos could be above the relocated businesses and be more visible to the street. Residents can walk to a grocery store, restaurant or take out, and their kids could be close to an elementary, middle and high school. The industrial area called SteelWave does not seem right for a lot of housing because its near to the dump and you cant walk to shopping or take a bus. I agree with an earlier poster that Valley is very congested already and has been gridlocked after 3pm if an accident happens on Stanley.

Posted by Robertbush81
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 23, 2021 at 8:34 am

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I don't disagree that revitalization projects have merit and value and perhaps there is money to be made regarding Valley Plaza. I don't think the state should be forcing a built out area to take on 15,000 more residents. I am guessing most folks don't want their quaint shopping centers converted into 3-4 story structures and parking garages by state mandate.

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