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Crow Canyon housing density topic meeting Tuesday in San Ramon

SAN RAMON — At a joint meeting Tuesday of San Ramon’s City Council and Planning Commission, a plan to reduce the maximum residential density for any individual project within the Crow Canyon Specific Plan will be discussed.
The topic has generated concern among residents who believe there already is too much residential development planned for the northwest sector of the city in the form of a handful of large apartment/retail projects. Such development create pressure on the city’s streets and schools, critics say.
The change would reduce that maximum density of 50 housing units per acre to a maximum of 35 units. That wouldn’t affect the overall development potential within the Crow Canyon Specific Plan area, according to a city staff report.
No decisions will be made at Tuesday’s meeting; discussion will continue at an Aug. 8 hearing.
In February, the Planning Commission hosted “concept review” presentations from the prospective developers of two projects — a four-story, 200-unit apartment project with 17,600 feet of commercial space at 2233 San Ramon Valley Blvd., at Deerwood Road; and a 227-unit, five-story apartment project on Hooper Drive. The projects are about 2,000 feet apart from one another.
In December, the Planning Commission approved a 169-unit apartment complex with 6,000 square feet of retail and two levels of underground parking on the site of the old Outpost Sports Bar and Grill.
Tuesday’s meeting starts at 5 p.m., and will be held in the council chamber at City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road.

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