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.