Regarding the proposed Rosewood development at Laurel Road and Rose Avenue:
First, I want to say that I am completely against any high-density development in Oakley.
I would also like to ask the council to ask yourselves, do you know what over five homes per acre would look like? Do you know what another high-density development would do to our community?
The reason I ask these questions goes back to last fall’s election for City Council. If you remember, those running for council participated in a Town Hall type forum with Lisa Vorderbrueggen from the Contra Costa Times. When she asked a question about the low-income and senior-housing buildings on Carol Lane that have come to be known as “The Towers,” two of you sitting on the council stated that you didn’t realize what four stories looked like.
You were on the council and voted to approve this project and you didn’t know what it would look like? I can’t accept that this City Council would approve a project not knowing what it will look like.
That is why I ask: before you make your decision regarding the Rosewood development, I hope you think about it.
I am not against Rosewood. I am against the high density. Please lower the number of homes per acre.
Frank Spinelli, Oakley