IKEA submits plans for Dublin store

Construction could begin as early as spring 2017, if approved by city

Bay Area residents could have three IKEA stores to choose from if plans submitted for a new Dublin location are approved, the company said Tuesday morning.

If approved by the city of Dublin, construction on a new home furniture store could begin as early as spring 2017 for a projected store opening sometime in summer 2018, according to IKEA officials.

The proposed 339,000-square-foot store would be built on a 21-acre property in the northwestern corner of Hacienda Drive and Interstate 580.

Additionally, the plan includes the development of a nearby six-acre area for a 52,000-square-foot space that could be used for retail stores, a restaurant and a boutique hotel, company officials said.

The store would be IKEA's ninth location in California. The two current Bay Area locations are in Emeryville and East Palo Alto.

"We continue to be thrilled with the reception afforded us in the Bay Area," IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson said in a statement. "This proposed store would complement the presence in Emeryville and East Palo Alto, providing Tri-Valley customers their own store."

Construction on the project could create more than 500 jobs and, once open, the store would employ about 350 people, according to company officials.

— Bay City News Service

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4 people like this
Posted by Nancy
a resident of Danville
on Mar 16, 2016 at 8:55 am

What an eye sore to view IKEA everyday, not to mention the added traffic headache. With the stack n pack housing, enough is enough. Dublin is a great town, turning into a crowded city.

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Posted by Noway
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

Nancy: I'm afraid we'll have to deal with it. Dublin has never found a project they didn't like! Can you spell tax $'s? You are spot on as far as those eyesore stack n pack go! I hate looking at them as I'm stuck in 580 traffic.


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Posted by resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm

I avoid Dublin now if I can. They ruined it with high density rabbit hutch stacked housing, too much traffic, & too much big retail development. Many on the San Ramon city council likely are envious & emulate the fiasco, which in their veiled politically correct speak code is called a "vibrant" downtown. Yea right!---vibrant we don't need or want!

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Posted by SHale99
a resident of another community
on Mar 19, 2016 at 8:30 am

SHale99 is a registered user.

San Ramon has Dougherty Valley. No envy. No need to emulate 'Dublin'. Build houses, they will come. Nuttin wrong with that.

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