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Commissions approve Danville Hotel development plans

Original post made on Mar 24, 2011

The Planning and Heritage Resource commissions unanimously approved final development plans for the Danville Hotel project on Tuesday night. Redevelopment plans include 5,700 square feet of restaurant space, 9,515 square feet of retail and 19,370 square feet for 16 to 18 residential units.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 1:54 PM

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Posted by polka dot
a resident of Danville
on Mar 24, 2011 at 7:19 am

Because of this project, my store is closing in late summer. I need help with inventory reduction! I've had a great six-year run in the best location in Danville!

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Posted by Hal, CDSI Research Fellowship
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

Dear Dolores,

The shops displaced by this project should consider locating in Alamo. In the recent study of patronage in Alamo, the majority come from Danville and other regional communities. Certainly, with Danville adverse to anchor stores and any larger footprint retail, Alamo Plaza offers space realignment to meet small to medium footprint needs including specific anchor locations.

ALamo ACE creates shopping traffic in its center. Safeway creates shoppers in the Plaza. CVS in does the same in their center. Established Danville businesses, with reputations, have the ability to grow among regional shopping demand in Alamo.

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Posted by Danville Dad
a resident of Montair Elementary School
on Mar 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Its about time. This project will be good for Danville. Please just no ugly 1970s era bank.

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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Mar 25, 2011 at 12:06 am

I have liked Castle Const's designs in the past and now hope that they design a landmark building!
The previous building was always what I visualized about "Danville" before I moved here--it gave a feel of the early Western era of Danville. Will that be created again? Or gone forever!
I wonder what the justification was for allowing the reduction of parking spaces to 28.....and I hope it was truly valid. I believe that each building should supply it's own needs for parking and not rely on taxpayer-funded public parking for its real requirements.
I, for one, would have been OK with them going to three stories, especially in a tiered effect that emulated Mt. Diablo. But I guess that is off the table now.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

That would be "gone forever" PSM.
And I for one would NOT be okay with any more three story structures.
It is hard to even put into words how wildly out of place that would be.
Thanks to all our city employees for swinging the rubber stamp once again.
And you are right PSM about the parking. Proves my point.

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Posted by business owner
a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

still trying to wrap my head around the parking issue. this town makes things so incredibly difficult for any business to expand or operate efficiently in general. signage rules, parking, and use limitations are like no other.

and for the record, danville residents aren't exactly funding parking. restaurants are. a friend of mine wanted to add 2 tables in his downtown restaurant in which he owns and has the legal amount of space for. The town fined him and told him that if he wanted to keep the extra tables, he would have to pay the town $5,000 per table in a "parking space" fee.

Another restaurant operator I spoke with just the other day told me she wanted to put more tables on "her own patio" to find out the town wanted $45,000 from her for the same "parking fee"

they wonder why it's so hard to maintain business here.

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