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Possible rehab, development considered for Austin Root House

Original post made on Mar 3, 2013

Danville's Planning and Heritage Resource commissions held a study session Tuesday night to discuss issues related to the possible development of a downtown parcel. Located at 120 West Linda Mesa Avenue, the property includes the historic Austin Root House.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 4:33 PM

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

This is pretty strange article. Have I been having hallucinations, or is there not already a huge, hideous, utterly out-of-place rear addition to the historic A-frame/craftsman that was pushed forward to Railroad Avenue on the northeast corner of Linda Mesa?
This project represents in no ambiguous way what an abject failure our planning commission and council members are in representing the interests of Danville citizens.
Did some brilliant architect win an award for the rear addition? "Let's use one of little Tyler's building blocks for a model, add a couple windows, make sure it towers over everything in the area like a giant carbuncle, and submit it to Architectural Digest for review."
Yeah, that's the ticket. Thanks again to the planning commission, and Newell and Arny for their diligent service.

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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Mar 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Exactly....I wrote about this 6 months ago. This building is most curious. It's like they crammed a residential unit behind the most ugly painted house in downtown Danville. Brown on Brown....Thanks Newell and more reason why we feel the incumbents are ruining our town.

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Danville
on Mar 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

So..... the fact that a private property owner is seeking approval to alter his property (but hasn't actually applied for or received permission to do so, and is getting discouraging messages from the Town staff) means that "the incumbents are ruing our town?"

Are you folks really that desperate to find stuff to complain about that you post this nonsense? Do you even read the articles before writing your predictable criticisms of what you assume the answers are of people who haven't even been asked a question yet?

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm


Have you even looked at the structure that I am referring to? The addition I am talking about isn't in the permitting stage - it's already done. I don't know what the article refers to - it seems to be a reprint of something from a year ago. Do you not even go to Trader Joe's Mr. Huh? Or do you drive with blinders on playing with your tweety device like most Danville yup's? Did you read what I wrote above, or is that a challenge as well? Go look at the northeast corner of Railroad & Linda Mesa before posting your nonsense.

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