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404-unit 'City Village' development proposed for central San Ramon

Original post made on Jul 14, 2021

A 404-unit housing development proposed to be located in central San Ramon was discussed by city leaders during a special study session last week, where officials were generally supportive of additional housing in Bishop Ranch.

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Posted by ck1
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 14, 2021 at 9:33 am

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If we are going to start tearing down Bishop Ranch commercial space and replacing with residential, why don’t we turn Camino Ramon into a real downtown San Ramon corridor?
Camino Ramon from Bollinger Canyon to Crown Canyon could become San Ramon’s true downtown “Main Street”, with retail on the bottom and residential above.
Then once you go a block in either direction from the new Camino Ramon “Main Street”, there could be a mix of homes like proposed in this “City Village”. That would get the proposed parks off the busy streets and into the actual communities, where they are safer and would be more highly used.
Every poll I’ve seen reveals that even though San Ramon’s City Center is highly used by its residents, it is NOT the true city center the residents were hoping to get as our “downtown”.
City Center is basically an outdoor mall with limited capacity for community activities for a city the size of San Ramon.
Repurposing the land along Camino Ramon to build a true downtown Main Street would give San Ramon residents the same pride of community that is enjoyed by neighboring Pleasanton and Danville, with their quaint downtown areas.
Done properly, our San Ramon downtown Main Street could be a combo between Hartz Ave in Danville and Santana Row in San Jose.
Thoughts everyone?

Posted by Claire M
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 14, 2021 at 9:44 am

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I applaud the concept of owner-occupied homes in the center of San Ramon but that design looks ugly and cheap. I question the esthetic taste of the design review committee. This is similar to the Ulta store eyesore.

Posted by Susan Wright
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 19, 2021 at 10:50 pm

Susan Wright is a registered user.

Why not increase the number of town homes designated as "affordable" rather than paying a "fee" that isn't substantive enough to help anyone.

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