San Ramon’s Planning Commission Discusses Faria Development
On April 15th, the San Ramon Planning Commission had its 7th public hearing on the Faria project. They met at the San Ramon City Council Chambers. Faria Preserve is a residential development developed by Lafferty Communities, and proposed to be in the northwest region of San Ramon. It will have 740 residential units consisting of single-family homes, apartments, condominiums, town homes, and senior housing. They plan to include an educational facility, community park, and church on the 286.5 acre plan between Deerwood and Bollinger Canyon Road.
Public debate elicits at each hearing. Klinger, an opponent of Faria represents the group Coalition of Northwest Neighborhoods and will present 300 signatures in two petitions from San Ramon residents who oppose the project. The locals urge the commission to think about the negative environmental and aesthetic impacts that this hillside development will have on the community. They are concerned about the excessive traffic and lack of schools the development will cause. Because it is planned to be a high density development, they don’t agree with its enormous size, the increased traffic congestion, and lack of parking. And of course, it will destroy the natural beauty of the rolling hills and the homes of creatures already living there.
Despite the petitioner’s concerns, the commissioners are satisfied with the overall plan and the affordable housing the development will offer. The hearing continued on May 6th for additional discussion.
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