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Danville officials to debate revamped Diablo Road apartment proposal

Original post made on May 16, 2016

The Danville Town Council and other town officials are set to discuss a revised concept for a three-story apartment complex proposed for Diablo Road near the freeway during a joint study session Tuesday evening.

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Comments (20)

Posted by Rachelle
a resident of Danville
on May 16, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Diablo apartment project : Where are the kids going to go to school? We have waiting lists for kids to get in to kindergarten with the residents that live in Danville now. Build a school if you want to build more housing. Danville is getting so busy!!!

Posted by Nancy
a resident of Danville
on May 17, 2016 at 6:44 am

That is way too many units. It's crowded enough downtown. Build out where there is open land. Traffic is bad enough, and this will only make it worse. Your are ruining our town. We don't need apartments.

Posted by Member
a resident of Danville
on May 17, 2016 at 7:05 am

Send them down to faceless San Ramon.

Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on May 17, 2016 at 7:42 am

So the state and federal government mandate (force) local towns and cities to build high density to accommodate more people and to allow for affordable housing (politically correct way of spreading the wealth). They talk about teachers and firefighters etc who can't afford to live where they work. Give me a break, teachers earn a great living for a 9 months job and firefighters get paid more than most in private industry with their benefits!
Like rats in a maze! It will no longer be the nice town that everyone who moved here envisioned. Get used to it, the town planners and council are going to pass most everything put in front of them. That is why 1/3 of Californians are moving to other states when they retire.

Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on May 17, 2016 at 7:52 am

Clearly, the overwhelming amount of Danville residents are strongly against this massive apartment complex, which will overburden an already overburden infrastructure of traffic and crowded schools. The current town council has a reputation of being pawns of wealthy developers, so do not be surprised if they approve this huge new development. Is there anyone on the town council who actually is interested in what their constituents think about this huge new development, or are the campaign contributions from wealthy developers the deciding factor?

Posted by TOMT
a resident of Danville
on May 17, 2016 at 8:17 am

The density of the housing, height and look of the project is more appropriate in Dublin where it would fit in nicely with the rest of the housing. I feel strongly the height limit and density limitation should be strictly followed if additional housing is mandated by regional authorities.

Posted by Anne
a resident of Alamo
on May 17, 2016 at 8:48 am

Just what this area needs: more people/more cars/more demand for services AND more water usage.WHEN are cities going to STOP seeing dollar signs in more taxes!!!! Ridiculous!

Posted by Mollym
a resident of San Ramon
on May 17, 2016 at 8:55 am

People need to attend City Council meetings and Planning Commission meetings to voice their opinion. The more folks that show up and voice their opposition the less likely that Danville will continue to be ruined.

Posted by JRM
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on May 17, 2016 at 10:10 am

Memo to Mr. Stanley.....NO IS AN ANSWER. Not only are you wanting to build 3 stories you also request approval to build 36% more units than the zoning allows. The expenses you incurred crafting this second proposed project is not relevant. Any Town council member that votes to approve this is out in their next election cycle. I promise.

Posted by MF
a resident of Danville
on May 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm

This three story stack & pack will fit in nicely with the Town of Danville motto "small town atmosphere outstanding quality of life.".

Posted by Danville area resident
a resident of Danville
on May 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm

@JRM: No one in the Town of Danville is willing to run for Council, except the 3 incumbents up for re-election. Wait and see... And if indeed anybody runs but the 3 incumbents, the challenger(s) will likely lose; or if he/she/they get elected, they will be developers and developer- lackeys like the current Council members. Danville is a lost cause. No one cares enough to do anything. I am surprised I even took the time to write this comment....

Posted by Joey Buttafuoco
a resident of Danville
on May 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Time for the Town Council members to be voted out this November. The Planning department with Kevin Gailey and David Crompton need to go as well! Ruining Danville with crap projects like the Danville Hotel, Basil Leaf Parking Lot, and this "Riverwalk Danville" Russ Stanley is the biggest d-bag alive he's suing the neighboring property owners because they will not amend the CC&R's to approve his project! Joe Calabrigo just as guilty with his $350K salary! Time to clean house! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain go TRUMP! 2016!

Posted by T******mum
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on May 23, 2016 at 8:54 pm

There seems to be no coordination between the SRVUSD, developers, and the town planners when it comes to adding housing units. Vista Grande cannot accommodate the students who live within its boundaries, and it's not likely that Montair nor Green Valley could take the overload either, due to construction in their boundaries. Who could believe that another 200+ cars are a good idea for Diablo Road???? The charm that was Danville is being carted off by the ton, along with construction debris. My family will be on their way to less crowded schools and quieter neighborhoods as soon as school ends. We have lost our taste for the little town that we grew up in.

Posted by $
a resident of Danville
on May 26, 2016 at 8:13 am

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ !

Posted by Watching the Watchers
a resident of San Ramon
on May 26, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Use to like to go to Danville shopping and attending special functions.

Don't go any more.

The town is completely ruined by government people who think they know better then tax payer.

Feel sorry for you tax payers in Danville, but then San Ramon is no better. :-(

Posted by Dan Villain
a resident of Danville
on Dec 29, 2016 at 7:00 am

As we celebrate the holiday season...shouldn't us "Haves" show compassion for the "Have Nots" and allow for others to share in this wonderful community?

Posted by Xin Han
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jan 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Other communities have done much more with fewer resources. As for schools extra classrooms or increasing class size may be an option. Danville homes have some of the largest back/front yard landscaping, let's put drought resistant plants and reduce water usage.

There are solutions out there.

Posted by David
a resident of Danville
on Jan 1, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Good location for more stack and pack. It's a go!

Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jun 25, 2017 at 4:00 am

Will these units be available to house existing local residents or new San Ramon area tech employees with extended families of 3 generations...that's all good but can we keep the small town atmosphere and they build more south where that area wants the new demographics and massive influx?

Posted by Eva
a resident of Danville
on Aug 25, 2017 at 9:44 am

Danville is on the way of loosing its small town charm...Sad!

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