How high should Danville go? Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Sep 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm
A joint session of the Danville Town Council, Planning Commission and Design Review Board ended up in a long discussion on building heights when they met to look at design standards in the downtown. They met during the regular council meeting last week.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 12, 2008, 12:00 AM
Posted by Downtown Resident, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm
The people supporting building higher than the current standard obviously do not live in downtown. Right now, I can look outside of my bedroom window and see Mount Diablo. If the current plan for the Danville Hotel goes forward, that view will be eliminated.
Rest assured that I will seek compensation for this loss. I am not going to eat the cost of lower property values in order to satisfy the town council's greed.
Posted by Observer, a resident of another community, on Sep 17, 2008 at 9:40 am
Prehaps instead of posting here, where no one of consequence will read of your valid concerns, you should attend a Planning Commission or Town Council meeting in person, and be direct. The agendas are posted in advance, by law, so you can always know what will be discussed at a particular meeting. Chances are good you are not the only resident with this opinion.
Posted by Just me, a resident of another community, on Sep 17, 2008 at 3:03 pm
Clearly, any good citizen of our county and communities needs to participate because no media coverage contains the depth necessary to fully understand regional and local issues. But I must challenge the concept that being heard at the planning commission or town council is the same as having impact on the decisions of those groups. Evidence illustrates that Danville commissions are gatekeepers for the town council and town council decisions seldom reflect resident or neighborhood consideration.
As a result, we can see why counsel is our voice too often with councils and their commissions quite uncommitted to our neighborhoods.