San Ramon council to review land-use designation for former Mudd’s property

Officials to also discuss urban growth boundary for 'Laborer’s property'

The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are scheduled to meet for a special for a special joint meeting on Tuesday, during which the city officials will discuss potential land-uses for the former Mudd’s restaurant parcel, as well as so-called "Laborer’s property" in west San Ramon.

An informational meeting with no final decision to be made, the collection of city officials will discuss the potential of rezoning the Mudd’s property now owned by the city from office to park space, and adjusting the Laborer’s property urban growth boundary.

According to division manager Lauren Barr, city staff will look for direction from the council and commission on how to best proceed with treatment of the properties and have recommended that the council schedule a public hearing for additional review on Aug. 6.

Officials will begin with a discussion on the Mudd’s property, which is located on a 2.2-acre parcel at 10 Boardwalk Place, adjacent to the Crow Canyon Community Gardens and the San Catanio Creek. It was officially purchased by the city October 2017 for $1 after an engineering analysis revealed that the excessively high cost of creek mitigation meant development would have no real commercial value.

The group on Tuesday will then discuss the Laborer’s property, which contains 360 acres of largely undeveloped grassy rolling hills and wooded creeks. Officials will specifically review a request made by the property’s owner, to expand the urban growth boundary by approximately 15 acres of this land in order to "more accurately reflect the urban conditions at the laborer’s training facility,” according to Barr.

The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are scheduled to hold their joint meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, in the City Hall council chambers, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road.

In other business

The City Council will reconvene after their joint meeting with the city’s Planning Commission, to discuss various issues affecting the community during its regularly scheduled council meeting.

The only items up for approval during this meeting are routine in nature or consent agenda items, and will not be discussed in any detail unless a member of the community requests that the council do so.

The council’s regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday and will be held in the council chambers.

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Posted by Franette Armstrong
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 9, 2019 at 8:35 am

Thousands of us have been waiting for this rezoning of Mudd’s and I am thrilled that it’s finally going to be discussed. Changing the zoning to Park requires a general plan amendment and so three hearings have to be held by the planning commission and then the city Council. This joint meeting counts as the first for both of them.

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