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San Ramon: Commission set for update on City Center Mixed Use Master Plan

Project proposes 4,500 housing units in Bishop Ranch property

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to once again meet to discuss the 4,500-housing unit project proposed by Bishop Ranch during their regular meeting on Tuesday night, giving residents the opportunity to learn about the process and have their opinions heard.

An informative meeting with no official decision scheduled to be made, commissioners and city staff will receive an overview and status update on the project process and conduct a workshop to provide feedback on the City Center Mixed Use Master Plan.

Located within the heart of the Bishop Ranch property, the project would include 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, as well as other amenities and additions, phased in over a period of years.

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 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.

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13 people like this
Posted by Bob Smith
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 5, 2019 at 7:49 am

The traffic as of 11/5/19 has already reached gridlock levels everywhere here in San Ramon. Where is all the water coming from to supply these new "residents?". PG&E cannot provide power for the people who already live here. Did everyone not notice our power being shut off? With the promise of future shutdowns we want thousands and thousands of more people living here and overload the grid even more?
San Ramon P.D is being pro active and hiring more officer's. We're so fortunate to have them by the way. They know what's coming. More crime,more accidents, more break-ins, more crime and more crime. I wonder what's going to happen when were plunged into darkness regularly? Dirt bags can set their watches when to rob, rape,murder our once small community. Psssssst! It's already happening!
This is madness, complete and utter madness. Another example of greed and indifference..


5 people like this
Posted by San Ramon Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:38 am

As I understand the height of the proposed housing is 7 stories, I have looked around while driving in nearby areas, such as Dublin, Walnut Creek, and Pleasanton to determine what other cities in suburbia have housing units built to that height. Seven story building will dominate the skyline of San Ramon and block views from many areas within the city.

I would like Bishop Ranch Development to provide examples of the building height in neighboring areas so that we can actually view what the proposed height will do to the overall feel of San Ramon.

My guess this is already a done deal with Sunset Development and the San Ramon City Council to get their city hall built. I can't wait until they say the decision was made from a previous council as they did with the Preserve in northern San Ramon.


16 people like this
Posted by Here we go again
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 5, 2019 at 12:20 pm

You want to put 4500 units in a city intentionally designed as suburbia with open space. San Ramon is not Dublin or Walnut Creek......yet. Doing this changes the city forever. There are no fixes after the fact. Gridlock will get worse. Crime, will go up. The family friendly environment will change.

Simply put, it's time for a new mayor and city council. You can be voted out. The motivations of the current group doesn't seem to align with current residents.

It's time for the lot of you to move on to your next opportunities.


28 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm

San Ramon is a composite "city", a "city" within a city.
Nested in the middle of San Ramon City is quite another "city", the "city" of Bishop Ranch Business Park.

San Ramon City has a mayor and city council that should be driven by what is best for residents and the resident's input during city council meetings. History has proven otherwise.

The "city" of Bishop Ranch is owned & operated by Sunset Development, a for profit business, it does not operate for the best interests of the residents of San Ramon.

Unfortunately history has shown that the City of San Ramon is influenced much more by Bishop Ranch/ Sunset Development, than by the residents of San Ramon who actually live in San Ramon & who suffer the consequences of bad decisions that ignore what is best for the residents.


2 people like this
Posted by Steve stokes
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:54 am

I support more housing, amphitheater and parks. Living in San Ramon is unimaginably boring. The new residents will mean better support for businesses that decide to open shop in San Ramon. Fewer cookie cutter 1 million dollar + box homes and more of the cheaper 3 level townhomes are very much needed. Pleasanton has character, Danville has character, Walnut Creek has character and BART- lets take a chance and so something radical. We’ve got nothing to lose in boring San Ramon.


2 people like this
Posted by Rita John
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 6, 2019 at 5:24 am

I’d like to see my landscaper, the housemaid and various other demographics move into San Ramon. Build cheaper townhouses, it’s a basic necessity.
No more $1.6 million dollar mansions with 3 generations living under the same roof please. We need fewer engineer and computer nerd type people and more bread and butter type demographics.

Make San Ramon Great again, built cheaper housing-allow anyone looking for housing at $650K to $850K a chance to develop some roots here.


2 people like this
Posted by Kevin m
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 6, 2019 at 6:33 am

I don’t get why everyone is against this because of traffic concerns and power outages that aren’t the faults of non-millionaires trying to get by. We have a homeless crisis and a housing issue and all I see are very selfish comments regarding traffic? As if traffic is a bigger human need than housing.


21 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Simply put, no gardener, house maid, or burger flipper is ever going to afford to buy a house in San Ramon, or even to rent one of the proposed apartment townhomes in Bishop Ranch. Get real, stop being a Pollyanna.

Protect what we have from getting much, much worse.


3 people like this
Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 12, 2019 at 9:05 am

Just what we need. More housing and traffic in San Ramon. Like the Bay Area is over crowded as it is. Quit building. Enough is enough.


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2019 at 7:23 pm

I support more housing in San Ramon. That's easy for me to say because we don't live there.


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