Builder buys options on Danville orchard Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Oct 26, 2007 at 4:55 pm
Developer Sid Corrie has the option to buy seven acres on the northern side of Armand Borel's 16-acre orchard on Camino Ramon, across from Costco. Corrie will present his plans to the Danville Town Council on Nov. 6.
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Posted by Mark, UC Extension, a resident of another community, on Oct 27, 2007 at 9:06 am
Jay, an economic lesson should be learned about Contra Costa County and the "Towns" in the San Ramon Valley. Neighborhoods are taxable assets to be developed and PARKS are costs no government wishes to afford.
There is no relationship between the will of neighborhoods and these governments because "taxable assets" defines such neighborhoods. As real estate refers to our neighborhoods as "inventory," our local governments see only taxable assets.
Sadly, if you want a park, you will likely have to raise the money in your community to buy the land and develop such use privately.
Posted by Rob, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 28, 2007 at 7:16 pm
Great, just what Danville needs, more development! I also think this land would make for a good park or it could be of those places where you pick fruit or nuts off of trees and then buy it by pound simular to farms in the North Bay and in Brentwood. It could also be made into a retail complex for Danville get some of the business that San Ramon is currently getting because of Danville lacking those businesses such as ethnic food restaurants, a hardware/home improvement store, a grocery store, an office supply store.
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 29, 2007 at 2:28 pm
I received a notice regarding the meeting. The tentative plan has a 3 story self storage facility, a four story hotel, and misc. retail, all immediately next to single family homes to the north. All this on only half of the Borel Farm! All this traffic will have two choices, toward Crow Canyon Road or down a two lane Camino Ramon.
Posted by Anonymous, a resident of another community, on Nov 12, 2007 at 1:23 pm
It is a faint memory that California used to be the world's fruit bowl. And unfortunately those that want to make that orchard into a historic monument, a self-serve "you-pick-it" orchard or a park, don't have the funds to make that happen.