East Pleasanton Plans
The City has been working to develop an East Pleasanton Specific Plan (EPSP) for the open land on the east side of Pleasanton between Valley Avenue and Stanley Blvd. Several plans have come forth to change the currently light industrial zoning to zoning a large portion for residential development. More importantly, Council agreed on 5/19/2015 that the City staff should put the EPSP on the November 2015 ballot. However, this did not happen and the negotiations were put on hold until 2019 when the developer, Ponderosa Homes resumed negotiations with the City and the east side land owners. Their proposal was for the largest housing development in the history of Pleasanton.
Johnson Drive/Costco JDEDZ
The City Council was asked to consider rezoning a commercial light industrial space along Johnson Drive to allow for development which could include a Costco, two hotels, and other retail businesses. The financing of the project was of concern because the infrastructure could cost taxpayers $11 million and it would take an estimated 25+ years to repay prefunding infrastructure expenses with anticipated future tax revenues. The ballot measure, Yes on Measure MM, was intended to restrict building sizes but it did not pass on a vote of the residents. The JDEDZ is currently being litigated for environmental reasons.
Bernal Property Phase II Plan
In 2017 the City Council approved funding on the Bernal Park property for the development of community gardens and a section for the Master Gardeners’ of Alameda County educational garden program.
Mayor Karla Brown’s first State of the City Address is scheduled this week. Watch it free on Channel 29 or 30 or at TV30.org.on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The Address will also air on TV30 at other times throughout the month of March. The main focus will the impact of Covid-19 on the city. View it at Pleasanton State of the City 2021 (37 min).