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Plans for orchard include four-story hotel

Original post made on Nov 7, 2007

The Danville Town Council approved a motion at its meeting last night that allows developer Sid Corrie to conduct a study to assess if his plans for developing seven acres on Camino Ramon fits in with the locale.

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Comments (6)

Posted by Craig, a resident of Danville
on Nov 7, 2007 at 12:19 pm

They failed to mention the storage facility is set at 3 stories! This will be directly next to single family homes. It will essentially be a football field length box, taller than all surrounding homes and trees.
All this feeding onto a two lane road!!!


Posted by Forest Warn, a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2007 at 4:37 pm

Hey Craig,

The reality that another taxable asset(s) would be created by the City of Danville is being watched by the neighborhoods in Alamo. "Oh, yes, let's become a town, and we will be so much better for it!" was noted by neighbors as we watch Danville consider projects primarily on their taxable value.

Thanks for making sense in an environment that doesn't make sense.

Fore Warn

Posted by the Alamo neighborhoods forum


Posted by Mike, a resident of Danville
on Nov 9, 2007 at 12:07 am

The office, hotel, and restaurant sound like a great idea, but self-storage?? Oh, well. Sid owns the property and is putting up his own money to build it so I say, good luck Sid. Have at it.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Danville
on Nov 9, 2007 at 7:59 am

Mike,
Yes he will own it and is putting up his own money. Good for him, really. The problem is he is asking for a change in the General Plan to accomplis this. The impacts on the existing community will be huge. Traffic on Camino Ramon is already difficult, especially around commute time. Add this development, which currently shows three driveways, all spilling onto Camino Ramon.
This is only on 1/3 of the orchard. What happens when the rest of the orchard gets developed? He mentions adding single family homes. It makes sense to develop homes on this portion (which would then back up to the existing single story single family homes.
There must be a better way to blend this development into the existing community than a 3 story storage facility or a four story hotel. So I definately agree with you there about the storage facility. In fact, places like Oakland are considering viewing self-storage as INDUSTRIAL.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Danville
on Nov 9, 2007 at 10:09 am

Steve, The reality is that the Town of Danville is going to roll over on this project and approve pretty much everything Sid wants, except that the storage facility will probably get scaled back. The rest of the site will get high-density housing and service businesses like dry cleaners, dentists, liquor stores, massage parlors, etc. Well maybe not the massage parlor but you get the idea!


Posted by Steve, a resident of Danville
on Nov 9, 2007 at 1:10 pm

Mike,
The reality you mention, is saldy, probably true. Danville has been salivating over this parcel for sometime. All anyone has to do is look at the DENSE development under construction at Navlets to know what the City is willing to approve. Zero setbacks, minimal parking, etc. At least the architecture is consistant. Too bad it can't be appreciated because the buildings are practically on top of eachother.
Any bets ANOTHER Starbucks is in the mix?!?


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