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San Ramon: Costco gas station heading back to commission soon

Danville town manager 'pleased to see' Costco find location across street from local warehouse store

Rendering shows design concept for new Costco gas station proposed in San Ramon, directly across the street from the Costco store within the Danville town limits. (Image courtesy of city of San Ramon)

The proposal to bring a new Costco gas station to San Ramon across the street from the Costco Wholesale store in Danville is expected to return to the San Ramon Planning Commission later this month after the first hearing was tabled at the end of a long meeting.

Commissioners began discussing the project at their virtual meeting on Oct. 20 -- a lengthy meeting dominated by their hours-long debate on the CityWalk Master Plan development agreement. But they decided to continue the Costco matter to a future meeting due to time constraints and more conversation still needed, according to deputy city manager Steven Spedowfski.

The Costco gas station proposal is tentatively scheduled to return at the commissioners' next regular meeting, on Nov. 17. The Planning Commission is not meeting this week, with its typical meeting date falling on Election Day.

The project concept calls for tearing down the Office Depot building at 3111 Fostoria Way (in the San Ramon city limits) and replacing it with a 32-pump Costco service station, which will be associated with the Costco store directly across the street at 3150 Fostoria Way (within the borders of the town of Danville).

Danville Town Manager Joe Calabrigo told DanvilleSanRamon.com that the town of Danville is supportive of the project -- while also confirming that Costco, as had been long-rumored, tried for years to locate property on the Danville side of the street for a gas station, but to no avail.

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"Costco has sought to find a site in Danville for many years. Unable to do so, they purchased across the street. Danville is pleased to see that they have been successful," Calabrigo said.

"This, along with the recent renovation work done at their Danville warehouse, further underscores their commitment to this location and we look forward to having Costco Wholesale continue to be a valued part of our community for many years to come," he added.

A gas station is allowed with a minor use permit at the site in San Ramon, which is located within the commercial mixed-use of the North Camino Ramon Specific Plan. San Ramon city planning staff are recommending approval of the architectural review, development plan, minor use permit and master sign program applications for the Costco gas station.

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San Ramon: Costco gas station heading back to commission soon

Danville town manager 'pleased to see' Costco find location across street from local warehouse store

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Sun, Nov 1, 2020, 10:38 pm

The proposal to bring a new Costco gas station to San Ramon across the street from the Costco Wholesale store in Danville is expected to return to the San Ramon Planning Commission later this month after the first hearing was tabled at the end of a long meeting.

Commissioners began discussing the project at their virtual meeting on Oct. 20 -- a lengthy meeting dominated by their hours-long debate on the CityWalk Master Plan development agreement. But they decided to continue the Costco matter to a future meeting due to time constraints and more conversation still needed, according to deputy city manager Steven Spedowfski.

The Costco gas station proposal is tentatively scheduled to return at the commissioners' next regular meeting, on Nov. 17. The Planning Commission is not meeting this week, with its typical meeting date falling on Election Day.

The project concept calls for tearing down the Office Depot building at 3111 Fostoria Way (in the San Ramon city limits) and replacing it with a 32-pump Costco service station, which will be associated with the Costco store directly across the street at 3150 Fostoria Way (within the borders of the town of Danville).

Danville Town Manager Joe Calabrigo told DanvilleSanRamon.com that the town of Danville is supportive of the project -- while also confirming that Costco, as had been long-rumored, tried for years to locate property on the Danville side of the street for a gas station, but to no avail.

"Costco has sought to find a site in Danville for many years. Unable to do so, they purchased across the street. Danville is pleased to see that they have been successful," Calabrigo said.

"This, along with the recent renovation work done at their Danville warehouse, further underscores their commitment to this location and we look forward to having Costco Wholesale continue to be a valued part of our community for many years to come," he added.

A gas station is allowed with a minor use permit at the site in San Ramon, which is located within the commercial mixed-use of the North Camino Ramon Specific Plan. San Ramon city planning staff are recommending approval of the architectural review, development plan, minor use permit and master sign program applications for the Costco gas station.

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Art Miller
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San Ramon
on Nov 2, 2020 at 4:37 pm
Art Miller, San Ramon
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on Nov 2, 2020 at 4:37 pm
10 people like this

Our family is in favor of the Danville and San Ramon cities approving a Costco gas station.


Jon B.
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Danville
on Nov 5, 2020 at 1:48 pm
Jon B., Danville
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on Nov 5, 2020 at 1:48 pm
6 people like this

I love getting gas at Costco stations...but this location is a bad one for a number of reason, not the least of which is the air quality that would suffer for the nearby residents (I'm one of them), and the traffic nightmare that would be created. It's a bad use of that land.


Christine S.
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Danville
on Nov 11, 2020 at 12:53 pm
Christine S. , Danville
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on Nov 11, 2020 at 12:53 pm
6 people like this

I adamantly oppose the planned building of Costco’s 32 pump gas station that will affect the health and safety of residents in both Danville and San Ramon due to typical wind paths that would carry toxic gas emissions from gasoline tanker trucks and idling cars. Additionally, imagine the increased magnitude of traffic, congestion, and potential accidents that would affect us all, including those who work at Bishop Ranch Business Park located in San Ramon. People’s health and lives are more important than an increase in profits and memberships for Costco Corporation located in Washington State, the second largest retailer in the world. Between San Ramon and Danville, we already have more than enough gas stations owned by small business folks; we do not need a megastation that would kill their small stations. Additionally, please think about the other small businesses surrounding said property, e.g. outdoor dining, coffee shops, children’s tutoring service, nail and hair salons, as well as our kids who play in parks that would be adversely affected. Costco’s megastation plan is certainly not a good use of commercial property. Thank you for your kind consideration.


Joseph S
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San Ramon
on Nov 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Joseph S, San Ramon
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on Nov 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm
6 people like this

Awful idea of a Costco gas station. The location can’t handle that kind of traffic and we have at least 6 gas Stations close by. We don’t need this: give people serviced they need. Gas stations on every corner is ridiculous


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