Retail, transit-oriented development plan passes final public hearing Comments on Stories, posted by , a resident of , on Jul 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm
San Ramon's plan to bring in retail stores and create transit-oriented housing is a step closer to completion, with a reduced number of potential homes requested by City Council. The North Camino Specific Plan has been in the works since 2010, although its roots can be traced back to at least 2005.
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Posted by Concerned, a resident of San Ramon, on Jul 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm
Why don't you build this development in an area of San Ramon that doesn't currently have businesses already there? Why do you want to force Bishop Ranch Vet, Toyota and UPS (just to name a few of the many) out of San Ramon?
Posted by Work & Live Here, a resident of San Ramon, on Jul 17, 2012 at 9:14 am
This is absurd! Measure W, SHOT DOWN! Residents do not want it. Period. Why propose this multi-million dollar collosal project to address a problem that does NOT exist? Someone keeps pushing this project where its not wanted. Why? What is the motivation? Is someone getting paid off?
Posted by Roz Rogoff, the San Ramon Observer, on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:10 am Roz Rogoff is a member (registered user) of San Ramon Express
Once again people here are answering this without knowing anything about what it is about.
It does not force any business out of business. It simply provides direction on what can be done with their properties if THEY CHOOSE TO DO IT. Yes each property owner can STAY EXACTLY AS THEY ARE, but if they WANT to change they can build what is in the plan OR they can get a variance, which is usually easy to get, and build something else.
This plan CANNOT go into Windemere or Gale Ranch because those developments were PLANNED BY CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. The County did not provide enough land for retail. Instead they kowtowed to developers and enabled them to build 3,000 more housing units than the City would have allowed.