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San Ramon: Commission to continue review of Bishop Ranch 'CityWalk Master Plan'

Plus: Planners to receive report on the Housing Crisis Act of 2019

The San Ramon Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a study session on Tuesday evening to discuss the newly renamed "CityWalk Master Plan Project," which would facilitate the building 4,500 new housing units in the heart of the Bishop Ranch property.

An informational study session with no final decision set to be made, residents on Tuesday can learn more about the project and share their thoughts on its development.

“The master plan is intended to guide the development of residential uses, commercial uses, and public amenities within the master plan area to complement and support the long term vision for City Center/Bishop Ranch,” San Ramon division manager Lauren Barr wrote in a staff report.

With a potential buildout time that would last more than 25 years, in addition to 4,500 housing units in Bishop Ranch, the project would include 169-room hotel, 166,000 square feet of commercial uses and three new parking structures.

According to city officials, the 4,500 units it is anticipated that 315 (7%) will be designated as studio units, 1,935 (43%) will be one-bedroom, 2,025 (45%) will be two-bedroom and 225 (5%) will be designated as three-bedroom units. 15% of total units will also be made available to low and very-low income households.

“The majority of the units are one- and two-bedroom units, which would result in a lower occupancy rate when compared to traditional single-family developments,” Barr said.

The Planning Commission is set to discuss the proposed housing units among other issues during its regular meeting on Tuesday, 7 p.m. in the San Ramon City Hall Council Chambers, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road.

In other business

* Commissioners will also hear a presentation from assistant city attorney Alicia Poon on the Brown Act, a piece of Californian legislation that guarantees the public's right to participate in local government meetings

* Later, community development director Debbie Chamberlain will address the hot-button issue of housing and give commissioners and overview of Senate Bill 330 -- the Housing Crisis Act of 2019.

Signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 9, SB 330 seeks to boost home building throughout the state in order to accommodate the state’s massive population.

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Posted by Kjgamble
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 7, 2020 at 9:49 am

Kjgamble is a registered user.

San Ramon is going to look more like China with all of these people, traffic, buildings, stores. Nobody shops at the stores we have now. The traffic is horrendous. The schools are overcrowded. We don’t need more housing in San Ramon good Lord

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Posted by SRVdad
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 11, 2020 at 9:59 am

You can thank your State government for much of the housing units required to be built in each city. Please review RHNA (ABAG has all the Bay Area details by city). Development is mandated to be provided for all levels of income in each city.

Because cities are not meeting the RHNA goals, there are new laws to "streamline" the development process and get housing built. The State is taking local control of development and the process to a very simplistic set of requirements. Review SB330 for the best example. SB 35 is another contributor. As a local citizen, complaining about traffic, parking, etc will not slow the process down. Again, your state government knows what is best for all of us.

And, for your comment on school overcrowding, please web search "srvusd enrollment decline". State the facts on school enrollment from the source.

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Posted by John2006
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 13, 2020 at 8:22 pm

I assume a sunset employee, since doesn’t have any of his “fact” right. Wow, San Ramon school enrollment declining, not San Ramon, CA, where my 2 kids go to school and have to use temporary classrooms. Their class sizes has increased every year and school quality is going down.
Regarding state mandates, how many of these congested housing units being built in Atherton where owners on Bishop Ranch live. I bet not so many. These rules are only for other people not for the 1 percenters.
If these gedo units are added the quality of life will go down even more. More news of robberies from houses and more school troubles. This is not even considering the horrible traffic getting even worse.

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Posted by SRVdad
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 14, 2020 at 1:44 pm

John2006 -

Not only are you wrong on your assumptions, but you failed the basic task of searching for information before you responded.

1) Please review the information that I originally posted from SRVUSD on their projections for enrollment. DIRECTLY FROM THE DISTRICT. There is no information on individual schools.

2) Another simple search provided details on Atherton housing requirements. I challenge you to figure that number out for yourself.

Your State government does not consider "quality of life", traffic or crime in their determination of housing needs. Educate yourself before you spout more nonsense.

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