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21 more new homes approved for Pleasanton developments

16 to be built now, another 3 when Fairgrounds golf driving range closes

More housing is headed for Pleasanton with the City Council's approval of 19 new homes on Rose Avenue across from the Alameda County Fairgrounds and two more on a 3-acre lot on Dublin Canyon Road.

Ponderosa Homes, the developer that will design and build the Rose Avenue residences, also also will construct a 45-foot-high net to block errant golf balls from the adjacent fairgrounds driving range from wavering into the new development.

Ponderosa's development will be built out in two stages. The first 16 of the 19 homes will be built starting this year with the last three to be built on a second triangular-shaped adjacent lot after the current lease with the Fairgrounds on the golf driving range expires in August 2034 and the range is closed.

At that time, Rose Avenue will be extended to reach all of the homes, then will end in a cul-de-sac just short of reaching Valley Avenue. The council ruled several years ago to deny a bid to extend Rose to Valley, which would have provided a thoroughfare between Valley and downtown Pleasanton.

All lots, but one, in the Ponderosa project will be at least 10,000 square feet with housing heights limited to 30-32 feet in height.

The council also approved a bid by Valley Capital Realty to construct two new homes one two separate lots on a 2.93-acre site at 11249 Dublin Canyon Road on the far west side of Pleasanton. An older home on the site will be retained but will be allowed to add an extension.

The site is located on the south side of Dublin Canyon to the west of the entrance to The Preserve and Kolb Ranch developments. The Pleasanton View Church of Christ, clearly visible from I-580, and a residential site are located to the north, across the roadway, which is a major cut-through thoroughfare for commuters.

Guy Houston of Valley Capital Realty said the two new homes will be built on 21,000 and 23,000 square foot lots with the addition to the existing residence on a lot measuring 83,860 square feet.

The city's Growth Management Program allows a total of 235 housing unit allocations to be issued within a calendar year for new residential units. To date in 2016, a total of 59 Growth Management unit allocations have been issued. The Dublin Canyon homes would add another two, and Ponderosa's would add another 19, even though three of those won't be built now.

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Posted by Golfer
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on May 11, 2016 at 9:28 am

When will the golf course lease expire???


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Posted by Purl
a resident of Downtown
on May 11, 2016 at 9:45 am

Will the lots be 10,000 sq ft or 1,000 sq ft? I'd hate to see more rack and stack - looks like they will be 3 stories high...


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 11, 2016 at 10:25 am

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Will they have flush toilets?


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 11, 2016 at 10:58 am

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I think 30' is accommodating roof peaks, not three stories. More interesting to me was the 10, 12, and 83,000 sq. ft. of "floor space". Is that actually lot size? The latter would be larger than Safeway if it's a house.


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Posted by Get Them Out
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm

You have got to be kidding.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Ponderosa
on May 13, 2016 at 9:44 am

No more projects should be approved until the water crisis is over.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Birdland
on May 13, 2016 at 10:11 am

City government acts like the drought is over and keeps developing! Even the water companies lifted the mandatory restrictions. We never seem to learn.


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Posted by sky
a resident of Vintage Hills
on May 13, 2016 at 10:43 am

So I'm assuming the council who votes yes on these new homes will eliminate all water usage ( bathroom...shower...drinking...) in their own homes so I can still be able to use some water in mine !


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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 13, 2016 at 10:59 am

When will the pro development council ever say no to more development.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

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Water is a non-issue. These houses will use a negligible amount of water.


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Posted by SHale
a resident of San Ramon
on May 14, 2016 at 9:02 am

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There will be no 'new' developments when people stop buying houses. Who is to blame the developers who see a need or the end consumer who purchases said housing?
I mean really, are there any developments not selling like hotcakes the moment they are released?

Come north and see all the new developments. Houses are sold when the concrete hasn't even been poured yet.

Again, who is to blame? Hum.


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Posted by Laverne
a resident of Birdland
on May 14, 2016 at 9:39 am

Welcome to Dublin, formally called Pleasanton. Way to go...voting in a mayor that loves "progress" at our expense. If we wanted to live in Dublin, we would have moved there.


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Posted by Rhel
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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Remember, these are mandated and required by the state, not the city. And they are required to approve another ~190 units this year.


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Posted by Rhel
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm

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Sorry, ~170, minus these new ones.


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Posted by Ellen
a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 5, 2016 at 8:19 am

#BobB. Ok they will use negligible amount of water, BUT, how many kids are going to be added to the already over crowded schools?
And I'm tired of hearing that 'we have to build more housing units because we lost the law suit and have to meet our Rena numbers"
I do believe I heard the comment from our mayor that we are fine for now, there was a miscalculation and we have met the quota for now.
If the city council would climb out of the pockets of the developers we would all be better off.


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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Avignon
on Jun 5, 2016 at 8:55 am

I hate what Pleasanton is becoming to look like, an ant hill. Follow the money folks.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 5, 2016 at 10:12 am

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Follow the PBS Newshour story: Web Link

The plan is to make cities build. We should protect everything we can before it's too late.


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Posted by Jim K
a resident of Parkside
on Jun 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Kathleen Ruegsegger, I think it's already to late for Pleasanton.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm

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We have Tuesday and voting yes on Measure K to permanently save 174 acres.


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