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Alamo downtown high-density housing: Define it.

Original post made by Hal Bailey, Alamo, on Oct 14, 2009

Dear Dolores,

Neighbors have been exchanging opinions and specifications for high-density housing in Alamo's business district as Ridgewood to Lewis Lane, Iron Horse Trail to US680. Most recognize a need to rejuvenate such housing south of Stone Valley Road along Danville Blvd. The focus is to make high-density housing fit the character of Alamo and offer luxury living to leasees and condominium owners.

What do your readers consider appropriate specifications for such renewal, rejuvenation or replacement? Let's ask readers to consider such concepts as residential-over-retail, creekside walks and full 35' building heights with underground parking.

How does your regional readers feel about such rejuvenation?


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Posted by Alamo Resident
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Upgrading our existing high-density properties should be a priority - but adding more high density to Alamo?? I am totally against it. My vote would be to keep and enforce the existing 1/2 acre parcel rule. Alamo is a charming small community - it would not be able to maintain that charm by adding high-density housing.

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Posted by Judge Doom.
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 16, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Clearly we should scrape everything on the East side of the Boulevard from Stone Valley to the Women's Club, getting rid of the dumb horse and irrelevant feed store. Then build a gleaming glass tower of apartments like they have in Emeryville. Then we can tear down Alamo Plaza and put in a WalMart. It will be beautiful! We may need to channel the creek, like they did in Walnut Creek for the Broadway extension. This will all result in more taxable property base for the County.

Glad to help,


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Posted by sc
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Oct 21, 2009 at 2:39 am

Alamo needs more restaurants and shopping. It is so boring. There is nothing to do. Where do people shop and eat who live there?

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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 21, 2009 at 7:55 am

Happy the people whose annals are vacant -Thomas Carlyle.
Happy the people whose annals are tiresome -Montesquieu.

You want excitement, thrills, danger? Go rob a gun shop.

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