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San Ramon: Commission to discuss next phase of Dougherty Valley annexation

New area contains 901.65 acres, 673.71 of which proposed to stay open space

After a prolonged absence due to Contra Costa County's shelter-in-place order, the San Ramon Planning Commission is set to return for a regular meeting on Tuesday to talk about the next phase in annexation of the Dougherty Valley.

According to associate planner Ryan Driscoll, the commission will consider prezoning each area of the new territory for use and future annexation by the city -- pending final approval by the City Council at a future date.

The 18th area set to be prezoned for annexation in the region, the newest segment is currently located within unincorporated Contra Costa County south of Bollinger Canyon Road along Dougherty Road and contains approximately 901.65 acres of land.

Proposed zoning for the area includes 94.43 acres for planned development, 32.26 acres as mixed-use, 18.80 acres for parks and recreation services, 5.21 acres as public and semi-public land, 77.24 acres as roadway and 673.71 acres as open space.

Following final approval of the prezone application by the City Council, city staff will seek official annexation of the property.

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City Hall is currently closed to the public due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, so Tuesday's meeting of the San Ramon Planning Commission will be held online starting at 7 p.m.

Residents can view the meeting on video teleconferencing application Zoom using the webinar ID 983 6398 3299, or listen in by calling +1 (669) 900-6833, (888) 788-0099 (toll free) or (877) 853-5247 (toll free).

Residents can have comments read into the record by emailing the commission at [email protected] prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Comments must include "Public Comment 5/5/2020" in the email's subject line and the commenters name and the item they wish to speak on in the email's body.

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San Ramon: Commission to discuss next phase of Dougherty Valley annexation

New area contains 901.65 acres, 673.71 of which proposed to stay open space

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Uploaded: Mon, May 4, 2020, 3:40 pm

After a prolonged absence due to Contra Costa County's shelter-in-place order, the San Ramon Planning Commission is set to return for a regular meeting on Tuesday to talk about the next phase in annexation of the Dougherty Valley.

According to associate planner Ryan Driscoll, the commission will consider prezoning each area of the new territory for use and future annexation by the city -- pending final approval by the City Council at a future date.

The 18th area set to be prezoned for annexation in the region, the newest segment is currently located within unincorporated Contra Costa County south of Bollinger Canyon Road along Dougherty Road and contains approximately 901.65 acres of land.

Proposed zoning for the area includes 94.43 acres for planned development, 32.26 acres as mixed-use, 18.80 acres for parks and recreation services, 5.21 acres as public and semi-public land, 77.24 acres as roadway and 673.71 acres as open space.

Following final approval of the prezone application by the City Council, city staff will seek official annexation of the property.

City Hall is currently closed to the public due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, so Tuesday's meeting of the San Ramon Planning Commission will be held online starting at 7 p.m.

Residents can view the meeting on video teleconferencing application Zoom using the webinar ID 983 6398 3299, or listen in by calling +1 (669) 900-6833, (888) 788-0099 (toll free) or (877) 853-5247 (toll free).

Residents can have comments read into the record by emailing the commission at [email protected] prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Comments must include "Public Comment 5/5/2020" in the email's subject line and the commenters name and the item they wish to speak on in the email's body.

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Longtime SR Resident
San Ramon
on May 10, 2020 at 7:27 pm
Longtime SR Resident, San Ramon
on May 10, 2020 at 7:27 pm
1 person likes this

I was raised in San Ramon and continue to live here. Over the last 50 years, I have witnessed first hand the growth and the population soar beyond measure. I feel that enough is enough. Our streets and intersections are jammed and the infrastructure cannot continue to handle more and more people. Our open space and hillsides have been slowly disappearing over the years and once they are covered with asphalt and stucco covered sticks they are gone forever. Our schools are overcrowded as well. Just about every school now has portables brought in to make more room for the increasing student populations.

What annoys me the most is that the developers are getting rich off these projects and they don’t care at all about our community. All they care about is the almighty dollar. They probably have never even been to San Ramon. They promise open space and parks and whatever else just to show they care but I think we all know that all they want to do is try and fit in as many homes as possible into every single section of dirt as possible. It doesn’t even matter if you can’t get a garbage can out from your aide yard anymore. It’s all about the giant house on a tiny lot. “Little boxes on the hillside”.

San Ramon as I once knew it disappeared about 15 - 20 years ago. Let’s try and hold on to what little we have left.


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