Town Square

Post a New Topic

Builder buys options on Danville orchard

Original post made on Oct 26, 2007

Developer Sid Corrie has the option to buy seven acres on the northern side of Armand Borel's 16-acre orchard on Camino Ramon, across from Costco. Corrie will present his plans to the Danville Town Council on Nov. 6.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 26, 2007, 1:20 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by JAY
a resident of Danville
on Oct 26, 2007 at 4:55 pm

The last thing Danville needs is more development. If this property cannot remain an orchard, they should turn it into a park.

Posted by Mark, UC Extension
a resident of another community
on Oct 27, 2007 at 9:06 am

Jay, an economic lesson should be learned about Contra Costa County and the "Towns" in the San Ramon Valley. Neighborhoods are taxable assets to be developed and PARKS are costs no government wishes to afford.

There is no relationship between the will of neighborhoods and these governments because "taxable assets" defines such neighborhoods. As real estate refers to our neighborhoods as "inventory," our local governments see only taxable assets.

Sadly, if you want a park, you will likely have to raise the money in your community to buy the land and develop such use privately.


Posted by Rob
a resident of Danville
on Oct 28, 2007 at 7:16 pm

Great, just what Danville needs, more development! I also think this land would make for a good park or it could be of those places where you pick fruit or nuts off of trees and then buy it by pound simular to farms in the North Bay and in Brentwood. It could also be made into a retail complex for Danville get some of the business that San Ramon is currently getting because of Danville lacking those businesses such as ethnic food restaurants, a hardware/home improvement store, a grocery store, an office supply store.

Posted by Erin
a resident of Danville
on Oct 28, 2007 at 7:21 pm

This land should be turned into a historic site honoring the Borel Family's Farm.

Posted by Steve
a resident of Danville
on Oct 29, 2007 at 2:28 pm

I received a notice regarding the meeting. The tentative plan has a 3 story self storage facility, a four story hotel, and misc. retail, all immediately next to single family homes to the north. All this on only half of the Borel Farm! All this traffic will have two choices, toward Crow Canyon Road or down a two lane Camino Ramon.

Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Nov 8, 2007 at 10:27 am

Make it a park.

Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Nov 9, 2007 at 12:11 am

Who is going to pay for the park? <insert sound of pin dropping here>

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2007 at 1:23 pm

It is a faint memory that California used to be the world's fruit bowl. And unfortunately those that want to make that orchard into a historic monument, a self-serve "you-pick-it" orchard or a park, don't have the funds to make that happen.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Doing more with the natural spaces we have
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 1,663 views

Feds retreat quickly from natural gas ban, not so California
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 1,077 views

Now we're cooking with gas
By Monith Ilavarasan | 6 comments | 1,039 views

“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 901 views

Becoming a Dental Specialist
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 720 views