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Town Council Votes to Allow Consideration of Some Properties to be Rezoned for Low Inome, High Density, Housing

Original post made by danville neighbor, Monte Vista High School, on Dec 16, 2009

The Town Council met for 3 hrs at the Town Meeting Hall at 201 Front Street last night (Tuesday, Dec 15) to consider how Danville can stay in compliance with state regulations requiring that our community increase the number of low income and very low income residence. More than 120 people were in attendance.

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Dec 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Ralph N. Shirlet is a registered user.

For all Danville neighbors,

There is a simply opportunity for the town of Danville to be in compliance. Annex Alamo and build all high-density housing in the expanded business district. With official notification by Contra Costa District 3 staff this morning *1 that Alamo is only the seven members of the Contra Costa County Municipal Advisory Council in Alamo, it cannot be that hard to annex seven residents, now can it?

Note *1 - CCC District 3 has requested removal of 94507 neighborhoods information distribution to staff.

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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Dear Dolores,

I just received documentation that illustrates Residence-over-retail/commercial in downtown areas of cities from a contact at California's league of cities. This proposal would target redevelopment areas in a downtown such as Danville's for high density residential construction and second to fifth floor development above retail/commercial redevelopment. Certainly, the area north of Diablo Road and south of Hartz Avenue is a logical target for such low-to-high rise high density redevelopment. Since these corridors are slated for redevelopment, they should be logical locations for high-density housing.

The same logic would have applied to the Town of Alamo if we had incorporated or if Alamo is now annexed. Already there is high-density housing in the Alamo Business District and rejuvenation and expansion could provide needed tax base increases and meet state mandates.

This is an exceptionally difficult topic that needs your readers' review and commentary.