Pleasanton Council to Reconsider Plan to Build Recycled Water Filling Station in Parkside | New
Pleasanton City Council is set to review its participation in a regional agreement for a recycled water filling station at Parkside Drive at its next meeting on Tuesday.
Council members will also review the Century House reconstruction master plan which includes specific site plans for council to approve and a master plan for the redevelopment of the Stoneridge Shopping Center which will help city staff get better guidance. on what the plan will be for the mall property.
To help residents irrigate households, the towns of Pleasanton and Livermore, Dublin San Ramon Services District and Zone 7 Water Agency have proposed to build a reclaimed water filling station near the corner of Parkside Drive and Hopyard Road in Pleasanton where the former Zone 7 head office is located.
The proposed location at 5997 Parkside Drive would use the city-owned parking lot to construct the station, which would have 17 proposed filling stations. According to the staff report, if approved and built, the proposed filling station hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Council members unanimously approved going ahead with the deal at their June 21 meeting, but after notice letters were sent to the neighborhood, a growing number of Parkside residents said they would not were not satisfied with the proposed location.
Several of these residents spoke out against the gas station project at the July 19 council meeting, saying there was a lack of transparency, with residents unaware of the project and that it would clog their streets with unnecessary traffic.
Given the ward’s comments based on the notification of the project, at its July 19 meeting, council requested a review of the regional agreement for the filling station project.
“As a result of Council action, city staff considered an application for a temporary use permit for the reclaimed water filling station,” the staff report said. “Warning postcards were sent to neighbors within 1,000 feet, which is the city’s standard viewing radius for projects of this type. Parkside.”
Now the board must decide again at Tuesday’s meeting whether to approve the multi-agency deal to build the service station – the board has discussed this four other times in the past two months .
If the council decides to terminate the agreement, the next question will be whether the council wants to continue to search for a new location or not.
The original plan was to use a DSRSD-owned property in Dublin on Gleason Drive. This is a large plot of undeveloped land near a recycled water pipe, which supplies pumps to a filling station – the reason the Parkside location was viable is because of the recycled water pipe across the street that supplies Ken Mercer Sports Park.
Construction at the Gleason site was originally expected to cost around $970,000, but ended up costing between $1.46 and $1.74 million after the bidding process was completed, forcing Pleasanton to withdraw from the deal, according to the city staff report.
Tri-Valley agencies considered other locations before choosing Parkside, including the Livermore and DSRSD sewage treatment plants and other city-owned properties.
These sites were not deemed viable due to various factors, including the high cost of construction to install a filling station, according to the staff report.
The cost to build and operate this year for the filling station is approximately $481,500. Each participating agency would contribute one-third of the project costs, bringing Pleasanton’s initial funding to $160,500.
If the council votes to terminate the agreement, the city would be responsible for paying initial design costs, which staff estimate at $25,000.
The city council meeting is due to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday (August 16). The full agenda can be accessed here.
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* Council will review and eventually approve plans which will be used to develop a final master plan to rebuild and renovate the historic Century House.
Council members will discuss the selected site plan option and floor plan option, which were developed based on feedback from the joint City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission workshop. leisure in June 2021.
In 2014, the 150-year-old home on Santa Rita Road was closed to public use following an inspection, when it was determined there were numerous loopholes in the building code and the safety of people.
The house was purchased by the city in the 1970s and became a place where people could get married, have birthday parties and take on-site classes, until it was deemed unsafe.
Some of the topics that have been discussed at previous meetings for the rebuild include building valuation, facility usage and scheduling, site plan and parking options, and interior floor plan and renovation options.
In the mid-term revised budget, the council allocated $4.8 million for the design and construction of the Century House master plan. Based on the council’s direction going forward, city staff will seek a consultant to design the master plan and present that contract to the council along with actual costs for review, according to the staff report.
The site plan option that council will consider will construct a pick-up and drop-off area directly adjacent to Santa Rita Road and allow for approximately 20 new parking spaces along the existing driveway.
According to the staff report, the plan will also include: demolishing the existing staff room; establish the bridal chamber on the first floor in the living room; rebuild toilets to provide at least one accessible and non-accessible gender neutral toilet; widen doors or openings on the first floor to meet minimum accessibility requirements; rebuild exterior ramp to meet minimum accessibility requirements and replace damaged deck materials and railings.
The total occupancy of the house would be limited to a maximum of 50 people as only two toilets could be accommodated inside the house, but this number can be extended by bringing portable toilets.
* City staff will seek Council’s input on the proposed scope of work for the Stoneridge Mall Master Plan which is being developed to guide the redevelopment and development of the mall property.
The framework will outline community expectations, permitted uses and public amenities in conjunction with new developments, according to the staff report.
The board will provide input on any key planning considerations or objectives and decide to allocate $176,400 to cover related contract costs for financial analysis, traffic and transportation analysis, and design and construction costs. urban planning.
“The purpose of the Stoneridge Mall Framework is to provide initial policy direction and conceptual planning for the mall, focusing on the ‘inner’ area of the mall, including the mall buildings and surrounding parking lots,” the report states. Staff.
According to the staff report, various mall owners have expressed interest in redevelopment of existing vacant retail space in recent years, particularly since Sears and Nordstrom left and other plots like JCPenney changed hands.
The council had also included the mall in its 2023-31 Housing Element Site List to serve as a location to develop between 900 and 1,440 high-density housing units which could be developed if the proposed rezoning is approved.
“Given these various factors and the degree of interest of owners to move forward with specific development proposals in the near future, staff recommends that the framework process be initiated, with the aim of completing it before adopting the housing element,” the staff said. report bed. “The results of the framework process can inform policies or programs to be adopted at the time of adoption of the housing element that can define next steps for more detailed planning that may be necessary and inform consideration of future development proposals.
The housing component is expected to be adopted by April or May 2023, which will allow approximately 6-8 months for staff to progress through the framework. Staff will work to create a more refined set of policies and a broader concept of land use and traffic flow that will help guide future housing development at Stoneridge Shopping Centre.