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Over 100 residents turn out for scoping session

Over 100 residents filled the Danville Town Meeting Hall Nov. 30 for a special meeting of the Town Planning Commission to identify potential impacts in the project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Summerhill Homes/Hap Magee Ranch development proposal.

The proposal seeks to develop 85 homes on the 410 acre Jed Magee Ranch Property. As part of the initial investigation into the proposal, the Town held a Scoping Session Tuesday to solicit the opinions of residents regarding environmental effects the project could have on the region.

Danville Principal Planner David Crompton gave an overview of what is being sought by the developer and the role of the Scoping Session in regards to the approval process.

Afterward, over a dozen residents addressed the Commission, offering their thoughts on potential environmental impacts including traffic congestion and vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian safety, drainage and water pressure issues and pollution and destruction of habitat.

"I thought it was a good meeting, that the people who came were able to be heard," Crompton said. "That's what we wanted to accomplish, giving our residents the chance to be a part of the process."

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Crompton said that the concerns raised will be factored into the EIR being drafted by Denise Duffy and Associates, the Town's EIR consultant. A draft of the EIR is expected to be completed in 6--9 months.

For those who were unable to attend but still wish to comment, the Magee Ranch Project page on the Town of Danville website has a comments section. All comments must be received by the end of the day Dec. 16, 2010. Feedback received via the web page will be added to those made at the Scoping Session, and addressed by the consultant in the EIR.

"While our consultant is drafting the EIR, we'll be examining other aspects of the project, so we'll be ready when the report is completed," Crompton said.

For more information, contact Principal Planner David Crompton at (925) 314-3349 or dcrompton@danville.ca.gov.

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Over 100 residents turn out for scoping session

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Over 100 residents filled the Danville Town Meeting Hall Nov. 30 for a special meeting of the Town Planning Commission to identify potential impacts in the project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Summerhill Homes/Hap Magee Ranch development proposal.

The proposal seeks to develop 85 homes on the 410 acre Jed Magee Ranch Property. As part of the initial investigation into the proposal, the Town held a Scoping Session Tuesday to solicit the opinions of residents regarding environmental effects the project could have on the region.

Danville Principal Planner David Crompton gave an overview of what is being sought by the developer and the role of the Scoping Session in regards to the approval process.

Afterward, over a dozen residents addressed the Commission, offering their thoughts on potential environmental impacts including traffic congestion and vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian safety, drainage and water pressure issues and pollution and destruction of habitat.

"I thought it was a good meeting, that the people who came were able to be heard," Crompton said. "That's what we wanted to accomplish, giving our residents the chance to be a part of the process."

Crompton said that the concerns raised will be factored into the EIR being drafted by Denise Duffy and Associates, the Town's EIR consultant. A draft of the EIR is expected to be completed in 6--9 months.

For those who were unable to attend but still wish to comment, the Magee Ranch Project page on the Town of Danville website has a comments section. All comments must be received by the end of the day Dec. 16, 2010. Feedback received via the web page will be added to those made at the Scoping Session, and addressed by the consultant in the EIR.

"While our consultant is drafting the EIR, we'll be examining other aspects of the project, so we'll be ready when the report is completed," Crompton said.

For more information, contact Principal Planner David Crompton at (925) 314-3349 or dcrompton@danville.ca.gov.

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Michelle
Danville
on Dec 6, 2010 at 11:36 am
Michelle, Danville
on Dec 6, 2010 at 11:36 am
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As this story states, there was a huge turnout of concerned Danville residents at the November 30th meeting. If you share similar concerns, please sign the Save Our Creek online petition: Web Link.

There is also a community website with more information about SummerHill's proposed development: www.save-our-creek.com


Michelle
Danville
on Dec 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm
Michelle, Danville
on Dec 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm
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The Town of Danville issued a press release at 5:00 pm on Monday, December 13 as an alert to inform residents that it will hold a public meeting on December 15 to discuss updates to the Town of Danville's General Plan. Not sure why residents are only being given 2 days notice...but, if you are concerned about the SummerHill Homes Magee Ranch project please try to make this meeting. Web Link


Geoff Gillette
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Danville
on Dec 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm
Geoff Gillette, Danville
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on Dec 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm
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Good afternoon!

While we certainly encourage our residents to come out to tonight’s Joint Session of the Town Council and Planning Commission, I just want to clarify that this is a meeting to talk about the process of updating the Town’s General Plan. There won’t be any direct discussion of the Magee Ranch property as that is not part of the scope of this evening’s meeting.

It will be strictly informational, with no public hearing, no decisions made or actions taken.

To get a more in-depth look at what is on tonight’s agenda, there is a short article posted on the Town’s website at Web Link

If you are interested in the long range future of the Town and how the General Plan will be adjusted to take us to that future, then this is the meeting for you!

For further clarification, this is a special meeting of the two bodies which was announced two weeks ago and has been on the Town’s calendar. Additionally, the agenda was sent out to those who subscribe to the Town’s E-News alert service on December 10, 2010. The press release Monday was to remind the press and the E-News subscribers that the meeting was taking place this week.

For those interested in E-News, go to the Town’s website www.danville.ca.gov and at the bottom click on E-News.

Hope this helps. Have a great night!

Geoff

Geoff Gillette
Public Information Coordinator
Town of Danville
(925) 314-3336
ggillette@danville.ca.gov.


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