We (the residents of Knox Lane and surrounding area) are writing this letter in regard to the proposed Cedarwood estates subdivision.
Discovery Builders is proposing to build 34 tract-style homes on a parcel of 14.95 acres in the middle of a long-established neighborhood of 1-acre ranchette homes. The property was formally three 5-acre parcels, one of which was an almond orchard. Back in March of 2007, Discovery Builders/Seeno Co. came in and blatantly tore out 162 trees without a permit. Six of these trees were protected heritage trees. They claimed this was a “miscommunication” between company and workers. (Haven’t we heard that one before?!)
Now they are proposing 34 “flag lot”-style homes in an area of already existing ranch-style homes all on one acre. Density for this area is 1.1 to 2.3 homes per acre. They could easily erect one home per acre but choose to put just under the maximum allowed.
The residents of the area strongly oppose this maximum density “flag lot” plan and have addressed several City Council meetings with our concerns – to no avail. The current plan is in violation of many of the city’s own residential guidelines.
We will again address the council at the next meeting, and hopefully this time we will be heard. We are tired of the council listening only to developers and not the citizens of Oakley.
Please come and show your support for your fellow neighbors at the next council meeting. The next development they plan could be right in your front yard! Help keep the “small town” feel of Oakley alive. We don’t want to be another Antioch or Brentwood!
Robert and Julie Fierros
Mike and Leslie McKinnon
Mike and Kim Pedro
A.J. and Kathy Mosley
Mike and Pat Tays
Ron and Andrea Paris