Faria Preserve back before San Ramon Planning Commission

Neighbors continue to balk at plans to develop homes, apartments, park

Residents will get another chance to speak about plans to develop a large parcel of land in northwest San Ramon, as the city planning commission hold another in its ongoing series of public hearings Tuesday night (Feb. 4).

Meanwhile, a group of San Ramon residents is taking issue with a claim that the project, the Faria Preserve, won't affect the environment or people.

The city's planning department is poised to sign off on a mitigated negative declaration -- a shortened version of a full environmental impact statement -- that says the project won't degrade the environment, impact wildlife or "cause substantial adverse effect upon human beings."

Some residents say otherwise, and members of a coalition of neighborhoods in northwest San Ramon are expected to attend tonight's meeting to address the density of the project.

The city planning department describes Faria as a 740-unit residential subdivision including a park, a half-acre rose garden and land for a church, educational facility and community pool.

According to the project description, 22 percent of the land would be developed, with the remainder as public amenities or open space including 144 acres of open land next to the project to be preserved as a permanent conservation area.


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Posted by T.M.
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 16, 2014 at 9:45 am

This project will ruin our beautiful hills, and their is absolutely no need for more homes in San Ramon. We are already overdeveloped in this city and the last thing we need is another new project.

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Posted by April
a resident of Blackhawk
on Apr 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

I think we should be open and inclusive .. everyone needs a safe, clean, well heeled city to call home.

Peace to all.

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Posted by RUkidding
a resident of Danville
on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Be careful residents of San Ramon. Your Council drinks from the same cup as the developer "BOBBLE HEADS" of Danville !

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Posted by RUkidding
a resident of Danville
on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm

April, good point ! Even the little people outside the tightly closed gates of the City of Blachawk deserve a place to long as it's outside YOUR GATES. If you believe in open and inclusive Cities swing open your gates ....... and embrace the common folk of the City of REALITY ,

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Posted by Ms. bunny
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

It's about the numbers of some 700+ housing units...It ISN'T just about development of this environmentally sensitive and key roadway connecting San Ramon and Danville. The traffic will be horrendous no matter how they attempt to mitigate it. The water needed to provide for this huge project will be unfathomable and definitely put San Ramon more frequently in "drought" restrictions. Emergency services will no doubt be doubly impacted (-and they are currently already having difficulty just servicing the Dougherty valley developments...)

This is one time I have to say, I think this is a HUGE mistake in allowance due to the size and sizable NEEDS required.

I'm so disappointed...

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Posted by resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

You do realize that that this project is already entitled and is already in the two most recent city general plans? The current discussion is about details of the project - not if the project will be approved.

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