The Dublin City Council last June denied the At Dublin project over concerns that the planned development did not represent the community's preferences for how the land should be used.
The proposal aspired to build up to 566 residential units including apartments, detached single-family homes, and age-restricted homes for those 55 and older, as well as up to 240,000 square feet of retail commercial space. The former project would have generated an estimated $2 million in annual tax revenue for the city's general fund, according to city officials.
After extensive discussions that carried out over two separate council meetings, the council directed staff at the time to leave the General Plan amendment study open instead and carry out a community outreach process with the property owner to "gain consensus from residents on preferred land-use and future development of the property."
The committee will give a community perspective on the site's development, share thoughts on general development priorities and previous proposals in Dublin, and give feedback on both the initial land-use framework and preferred plan as well as "the greater public engagement strategy."
Dublin residents and business owners are encouraged to apply for a spot on the committee, which is being formed by the city and ELS Architecture & Urban Design. The application period is open through April 21 at 5 p.m., and the committee will meet three times between May 2021 and January 2022.
For more background information and to learn about the public outreach process, visit dublin.ca.gov.
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