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Danville Planning Commission to review Clock Tower Shopping Center alterations

Alterations to include a new 3,850 to 4,400 square foot public plaza area

The Danville Planning Commission is set to review potential alterations at the Clock Tower Shopping Center during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, alterations that consist of expanding the second story space, building a new public plaza and other additions.

Located in the heart of the downtown area at 301 Hartz Ave., town staff say the building owners have requested they be allowed to construct a 2,677 square foot second story addition as well as a 173-square-foot ground floor trash enclosure on the property.

The proposed project would also include a complete building façade remodel and landscape improvements which, according to assistant planner Brianne Reyes, would “allow the development of a new public plaza as a public-accessible outdoor gathering space -- preliminarily estimated to be in the range of 3,850 to 4,400 square feet.”

The applicant is also requesting the commission allow them to construct four new building towers along the site’s Hartz Avenue frontage.

Reyes went on to say that the proposed floor area ratio for the project is 115%, which exceeds the 80% maximum ratio allowed in this particular area. Overcoming this limit will require authorization from the Planning Commission.

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The Danville Planning Commission is scheduled to gather for its regular meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.

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Danville Planning Commission to review Clock Tower Shopping Center alterations

Alterations to include a new 3,850 to 4,400 square foot public plaza area

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Uploaded: Sun, Nov 24, 2019, 10:23 am
Updated: Mon, Nov 25, 2019, 12:09 pm

The Danville Planning Commission is set to review potential alterations at the Clock Tower Shopping Center during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, alterations that consist of expanding the second story space, building a new public plaza and other additions.

Located in the heart of the downtown area at 301 Hartz Ave., town staff say the building owners have requested they be allowed to construct a 2,677 square foot second story addition as well as a 173-square-foot ground floor trash enclosure on the property.

The proposed project would also include a complete building façade remodel and landscape improvements which, according to assistant planner Brianne Reyes, would “allow the development of a new public plaza as a public-accessible outdoor gathering space -- preliminarily estimated to be in the range of 3,850 to 4,400 square feet.”

The applicant is also requesting the commission allow them to construct four new building towers along the site’s Hartz Avenue frontage.

Reyes went on to say that the proposed floor area ratio for the project is 115%, which exceeds the 80% maximum ratio allowed in this particular area. Overcoming this limit will require authorization from the Planning Commission.

The Danville Planning Commission is scheduled to gather for its regular meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.

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ddmom
Danville
on Nov 25, 2019 at 8:35 am
ddmom, Danville
on Nov 25, 2019 at 8:35 am
5 people like this

looks like they are going to remove the drive thru and the parking? Danville needs more parking, not less.


Parent and Voter
Registered user
Danville
on Nov 25, 2019 at 8:38 am
Parent and Voter, Danville
Registered user
on Nov 25, 2019 at 8:38 am
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As someone who walks downtown I have never liked the "drive thru" at the Clock Tower that connected Hartz to the parking lot behind the Clock Tower. It is an unexpected "hazard" where cars can drive across the downtown walkway.
The Clock Tower does need a facelift but I hope that the Town will actually follow its own guidelines and keep the 80% limit rule. Why even have these building limits if they are always ignored?


LindyBee
Danville
on Nov 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm
LindyBee, Danville
on Nov 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm
4 people like this

The parking lot is FULL most of the day. I hope they don't take any parking away - that will just hurt local businesses. I like and use the drive-though from Diablo Road. We do NOT need an "outdoor gathering space" in that location. We need parking.


Matt
Danville
on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:08 am
Matt, Danville
on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:08 am
1 person likes this

I am in full support of giving the clock tower center a needed facelift. It is dated and could use some love. I just hope the city and architects use quality materials and keep the aesthetic unique to the charm and history of the town (ie - no stucco!!!). Yes, we are in the suburbs, but we can build something new that doesn’t feel like a it belongs in Dublin right off the freeway. Uniqueness and charm is why people come to Danville.
All the lack of parking comments drive me nuts. I am in downtown at least twice a month and NEVER have a problem. Why would anyone vote for parking over a quaint plaza? This is a town NOT a strip mall! The lot west of Hartz is often full, BUT there is a brand new parking lot right next to the theater or plenty of open spaces off Railroad Ave next to the Iron Horse. We need to be OK with walking a couple blocks. Heck, that is what keeps the town vibrant and traffic into the shops. Let’s move or feet people and get our steps in!


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