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Danville: Planning Commission to review Montair HOA appeal

Challenges project that would reduce property lot size on Macomber Road

The Danville Planning Commission is scheduled Tuesday to debate an appeal challenging a residential project that would reduce a lot area in western Danville from 63,880 square feet down to 44,037 square feet.

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Set for a special commission meeting, the proposal calling for reducing the lot area located at 16 and 20 Macomber Road has been challenged by members of the Montair Homeowners Association, who argue the plan would conflict with HOA conditions.

Filed on behalf of the Montair HOA by resident Randy Ritter, the appeal states that the project would violate the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) for the Montair HOA that require a minimum lot size of 1.5 acres (65,000 square feet) and that the owners' request would drop their lot size below that minimum requirement.

Town staff have recommended the commission deny the appeal and uphold the town's approval of a land-use permit request allowing the lot line adjustment.

Residents can view the Danville Planning Commission's special meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 23), video teleconferencing application Zoom, which can be accessed using Webinar ID 891 6084 6012.

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Danville: Planning Commission to review Montair HOA appeal

Challenges project that would reduce property lot size on Macomber Road

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 3:39 pm

The Danville Planning Commission is scheduled Tuesday to debate an appeal challenging a residential project that would reduce a lot area in western Danville from 63,880 square feet down to 44,037 square feet.

Set for a special commission meeting, the proposal calling for reducing the lot area located at 16 and 20 Macomber Road has been challenged by members of the Montair Homeowners Association, who argue the plan would conflict with HOA conditions.

Filed on behalf of the Montair HOA by resident Randy Ritter, the appeal states that the project would violate the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) for the Montair HOA that require a minimum lot size of 1.5 acres (65,000 square feet) and that the owners' request would drop their lot size below that minimum requirement.

Town staff have recommended the commission deny the appeal and uphold the town's approval of a land-use permit request allowing the lot line adjustment.

Residents can view the Danville Planning Commission's special meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 23), video teleconferencing application Zoom, which can be accessed using Webinar ID 891 6084 6012.

Residents can provide live comments during the meeting, by signing into the Zoom meeting and clicking the "Raise Your Hand" option in Zoom. When the agenda item is opened to public comment speakers can press the option and will have up to three minutes to share their comments.

Comments

ddmom
Registered user
San Ramon
on Feb 23, 2021 at 8:42 am
ddmom, San Ramon
Registered user
on Feb 23, 2021 at 8:42 am

Danville Planning Commission, please don't allow this change. Once the Town starts approving changes to the minimum lot requirements for 1 person, everyone will jump on the band wagon to change their lot sizes and build more expensive housing. We love the open land in Danville, it adds to the character of the town.


CJ Andreasen
Registered user
another community
on Feb 23, 2021 at 11:51 am
CJ Andreasen, another community
Registered user
on Feb 23, 2021 at 11:51 am

Part of the Montair CC&Rs requires setbacks of 50 feet. On this very hilly land that isn’t as easy as it may sound, and I believe there have been few exceptions. This issue involves a lot more than square footage. This exception would immediately become a most unfortunate and harmful precedent.


John Bradford
Registered user
Montair Elementary School
on Feb 23, 2021 at 9:15 pm
John Bradford, Montair Elementary School
Registered user
on Feb 23, 2021 at 9:15 pm

The adjustment is needed because the house is on two separate lots?!?! Of course the town should and will approve this. Maximizing the value of these lots with EXISTING single family homes should be their goal.


Jonathan Podva
Registered user
Danville
on Feb 24, 2021 at 9:32 am
Jonathan Podva, Danville
Registered user
on Feb 24, 2021 at 9:32 am

I trust that the Danville Planning Commission will support its residents and shut down this unreasonable HOA. If Randy is a real person, why isn’t he/ she working for the homeowners’ best interest?


Chantrise Jackson
Registered user
Danville
on Feb 24, 2021 at 10:30 am
Chantrise Jackson, Danville
Registered user
on Feb 24, 2021 at 10:30 am

It appears that the situation and reason for requested exception isn’t being made clear. The home which is on the property currently sits overlapping onto another lot. That’d never be allowed nowadays so should be remedied by current standards. Best to explain the whole story so that voters and other interested parties can decide what and whom they support based on all the facts. Increasingly rare these days.


Jordan
Registered user
Danville
on Feb 25, 2021 at 10:25 am
Jordan, Danville
Registered user
on Feb 25, 2021 at 10:25 am

This decision should be made by the City Of Danville’s planning department and not influenced by the biased HOA committee. I would recommend the planning department allow the homeowner to update and modify the existing lot lines. The lot line change would have 2 lots with similar sizes allowing future homeowners equal acreage that it is sufficient for our area.


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