The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to continue its review of the 4,500 housing units proposed by Bishop Ranch on Tuesday night, taking public testimony on the city’s efforts to create an environmental impact report for the project.
Set to be reviewed during the commission's regular meeting, city planning officials will be asking for public comment on the plans that include building 4,500 new multi-family homes, a 169-room hotel, an interconnected parks system, new parking structures, an amphitheater with a potential capacity for 1,500 seats and two new community centers in the heart of the Bishop Ranch property.
The city began the process of preparing an environmental impact report for the City Center Mixed Use Master Plan at the end of September, which city staff expect to be completed sometime in early 2020.
The EIR itself will enable city staff to see the potential physical and environmental effects of the proposed multifamily project and how those effects touch on topics outlined in the California Environmental Quality Act, ultimately helping the City Council make its final decision on approving or denying the project.
According to a city staff report, the commission has already received several emails from residents who oppose the project, voicing concerns over the city approving what they perceive as a large development.
Public comment on the creation of the environmental impact report is open now through Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. Residents can have their opinion heard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by sending a letter to:
"Mr. Lauren Barr, Planning Manager
City of San Ramon Community Development Department
2601 Crow Canyon Road San Ramon, CA 94583"
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to meet for its regular meeting on Tuesday, 7 p.m. in the San Ramon City Hall Council Chambers, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road.
In other business
The Planning Commission is also set to review modifications that have been proposed for the McDonald’s at 2481 San Ramon Valley Blvd. within the Diablo Plaza shopping center, during its meeting on Tuesday.
According to associate planner Ryan Driscoll, the new project would allow a new drive-thru lane resulting in a two-lane order line with a single-lane pay and pick-up line, as well as a new approximate 110-square-foot addition for a relocated pay window, the removal of five parking spaces and the relocation of the trash enclosure.