Amid the open spaces of this rural area east of Danville, a developer wants to build houses on a relatively small parcel of land — 30 acres — and has scaled back his proposal over several years to appease neighbors.
After a six-year battle, developers have withdrawn their proposal for rural Tassajara Valley, dubbed “New Farm”—a 187-unit, 771-acre suburban sprawl development. This is a victory for anybody who loves the Bay Area and wants to see its farms, forests, and watersheds protected.
Conservation leaders from Contra Costa County and many residents living in and around Dublin, CA recently celebrated their victory over the “New Farm” project and the withdrawal of the proposed 187-unit, 771-acre suburban development in the rural Tassajara Valley. They expressed concern, however, about a new proposal for 158 units on a portion of the same site, dubbed “Tassajara Parks.” The “New Farm” project called for major development outside of voter-approved Urban Limit Lines, as well as illegal extensions of urban utilities, among numerous violations of local laws and policies. If approved, it would have opened the floodgates to development on protected lands across the county.
Conservation leaders from Contra Costa County celebrated their recent victory over the “New Farm” project and the withdrawal of the proposed 187-unit, 771-acre suburban development in the rural Tassajara Valley. They expressed concern, however, about a new proposal for 158 units on a portion of the same site, dubbed “Tassajara Parks.”
As local environmental organizations celebrate a recent victory over the withdrawal of the New Farm project, concern is growing over a new development on the same site.
Call it the case of the incredible shrinking subdivision.
The 6,000 houses a landowners’ coalition envisioned two decades ago for 5,000 acres in the Tassajara Valley has been downsized for a third time.
On Thursday evening over 70 people braved thunder and lightning for an electrifying County Supervisor Candidates Forum on environmental issues held in San Ramon.
A legal review presented in September to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors shows that the proposed 187-unit suburban development would violate numerous local laws.
Now, a new group is organizing to beat back attempts by sprawl developers to cover the Tassajara Valley in suburban development
In May 2011, a chorus of organizations and individuals submitted comments on the scope of the yet-to-be-written Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the “Koch-Kawar New Farm Project.”