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Pleasanton council wants to move forward with Stoneridge Mall redevelopment framework planning

Original post made on Aug 22, 2022

The Pleasanton City Council approved a request from staff to move forward with the planning process for the Stoneridge Shopping Center redevelopment framework on Tuesday.

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Posted by Frustrated Voter
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 22, 2022 at 11:49 am

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I don’t think anyone disputes that the mall property needs to be “repurposed.” However, Lydiksen and Donlon schools already have more than PUSD’s desired 600-700 students per campus. Hart is pretty big too. With a minimum of 900 housing units proposed, let’s say that’s 500-1000 new students. Just think about that. Then add in traffic and water needs and oh my. Please proceed carefully.


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 22, 2022 at 7:17 pm

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All discussion on this matter should wait until after the elections. There will be new representative council member elected from district one.

Let that council member that represent district one along with the voters in district one determines what is best for district one development. All other council members from the other three districts should just butt out.

When district one working with city staff have made the proper determination for district one Developmemt, it will be brought to the full council for discussion.


Posted by Michael Weddle
a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 25, 2022 at 8:32 pm

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Planning Commission,
We live on Chestnut Way and have cut thru traffic due to the signal at Stoneride/Springdale.
With the addition of a Costco and hotels on the other side of the freeway the traffic and cut thru traffic will only get worse. Now you want to add additional housing (high density) to the mall.
This will exacerbate all the problems above. You are making our part of town another LA.
We moved here to Pleasanton in 1995 to live in a peaceful place, not like LA. I lived there for 20 years. You are destroying Pleasanton!

I have serious doubts as to how you can an EIR passed for this area. We are already on mandatory water reduction, which will only get worse. There should be push back on all this state-wide mandatory building!

I have no problems with redeveloping the mall, it's needed.
You need to remember that there are families all round this area!

Regards,
Michael Weddle
7809 Chestnut Way


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 26, 2022 at 12:49 pm

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Frustrated Voter, add to that the 13 TK classrooms planned for Donlon and Fairlands and these schools will be closer to 1,000 students, even IF the district changes the boundaries.


Posted by keeknlinda
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 26, 2022 at 1:32 pm

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Most discussions about new development = too many new students fail to consider that students move through the system, eventually leaving PUSD altogether. So for whatever number of students come in, a similar number leave. As a result, the massive explosion in the student population seems an unlikely result. Another factor seldom talked about is that much of the housing will be multi-unit buildings, not single-family residential. Those units will more likely attract singles or couples with no children. Again, failing to increase the predicted burden on PUSD.
Remember, there are two sides to most stories. Careful thought, input and planning are required. Pleasanton mustn't drop the ball here.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 26, 2022 at 4:40 pm

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I watched a family with two students moving into the 345 multi unit buildings at Stanley and Bernal. If schools are good, small families who cannot afford a single residence dwelling will move in. It is true the units generate fewer students per individual unit, but they do generate students. I am not against the city looking to have homes at Stoneridge. It’s a great place for them. I just want our tenth elementary to be built in the north where it is needed.


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