|Commercial/Residential/Recreational Revitalization Plan|
City Of Pleasanton
City Of Pleasanton
1.) Revitalize a rapidly deteriorating housing base through the Blighted/Dilapidated Structure Removal Plan.
The Blighted/Dilapidated Structure Removal plan would allow the city (with property owner's permission) blighted and dilapidated structures, while avoiding the costly, adversarial and time consuming condemnation process.
This service is currently provided for .10cents per square foot of the structure. The structure owner need only to fill out the proper form at City Hall and have the removal application approved. The structure owner retains ownership of the lot and no lein is assessed against the property.
The benefits of this program to the community include providing empty residential building lots that could be used to construct new single family housing and a quick and dramatic improvement in the way certain neighborhoods look.
The City of Pleasanton finds itself in a precarious situation in regards to its main business district. Many of the old buildings are rapidly deteriorating beyond all hope of repair.
The time is now to implement an aggressive, progressive plan to reclaim our city's Main Street, to promote economic vitality, and rebuild the city we all believe Pleasanton can be. The various acquisitions of commercial property must be well thought out, organized, methodical and conservative in nature. We must not over extend our funding of such an initiative. We must, once property is acquired, be willing to work to promote the property to potential development and if necessary work to produce an incentive package strong enough to entice new business.
Some would say that the city doesn't belong in the real estate business. My answer to that assertion is this: If we don't do it now, who will? Will, by happenstance, someone move to town willing to privately fund the repair of all of our Main Street problems? The answer is NO!! If we don't do it nobody will!!
Create, Fund and Construct a Main Street Recreation Park.
The Chamber recently completed Phase 2 of work on the park with the installation of split rail fencing, trees, ornamental bushes and mulch. The park was recently named General Pleasonton Park by a vote of the Chamber recently.
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has put approximately $6,000 into the construction of this much needed and beneficial improvement to our community.
Creation of a Community Development Committee, charged with researching potential development opportunities, promoting the City of Pleasanton to prospective business, coordinate events and promotions, make reccommendations to the Pleasanton City Council in regards to economic and community development.