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Kottinger Place, Pleasanton Gardens redevelopment plan goes before City Council tonight

Original post made on Nov 5, 2013

The Pleasanton City Council is expected to approve a proposal at its meeting tonight to redevelop Kottinger Place and Pleasanton Gardens, two aging senior housing projects on Kottinger Drive.

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Posted by Jerry M
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:58 am

Finally a project I can support and hopefully move to in about 5 years. This new project does not look like a hospital with interior corridors and multi-story feel the the previous styles. Thank you Cindy McGovern for not backing down to the pressure of these boards and the likes of Hunt, Stark and others.

You are my hero!

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:09 am

Interesting that the conceptual picture shows a nice accessible one story, by the plan includes 1-3 story units. How easy will the elderly be able to maneuver to the 3rd story?

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Posted by Sheri
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Nov 6, 2013 at 8:55 am

Joe - the project offers elevators for the 2 and 3 story buildings.

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Posted by Henry
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Nov 6, 2013 at 10:02 am

I would ask the City Council to ensure that the application process for the Kottinger / Pleasanton Gardens complex be much more well publicized, and expanded over a period of at least one month to allow a wider group of seniors to place applications. As it is right now, the single day application period overwhelmingly favors particular groups who have very organized programs to generate applications from their members and extended families so as to put them on the list. I certainly applaud their efforts, that's not my concern. More groups should learn about the process and take part. Processes should allow, however, for a much more diverse group of applicants to be considered, including seniors without focused support groups and who may be unable to get an application in on a particular, poorly publicized day. A lottery could be used to rank applicants, with notices given to those far down the list so as not to give false hopes. A public program supported by the Council should allow for a much more democratic process of selection.

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