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Hayward council to take up Stonebrae development

Update: The development was approved by the council last week. No public comments. bit.ly/S0Qhru

The Hayward City Council will hear a request tonight to extend the Stonebrae development agreement another five years.

Stonebrae sits above Cal State East Bay in the Hayward hills. As part of the project, it built an elementary school and added a golf course.

The council approved a 10-year agreement with what was then Hayward 1900 for the project in 1999, and the first subdivision map was approved in 2005. The project stalled because of the recession, and the developer was given a five-year extension in 2008. That extension expires in February.

So far, there are 250 occupied houses in the development. According to a staff report, developers are planning about 180 more, which would be built over the next five years. Developers also want to construct a permanent clubhouse at the golf course.

When the project was proposed, it was fought by environmentalists and others concerned about the additional traffic on Fairview Avenue, Hayward Boulevard and Oakes Drive. And now it would add more traffic onto Five Canyons Parkway into Castro Valley.

No one spoke against the project when it went before the Planning Commission in December.

The meeting starts at 7:30 in Council Chambers, Hayward City Hall, 777 B St.

Posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Under: Alameda County, Castro Valley, Development, Fairview, Hayward, Transportation | 1 Comment »

Workers cut gas line to Hayward hair salon

Workers tearing out old sidewalks along Mission Boulevard in Hayward accidentally cut the gas line to Sue’s Cuts & Perms on Saturday morning.

That meant no hot water, and thus no shampoos or perms Saturday or Sunday. a serious hit for the shop. A electric heater was brought in so the haircuts could continue. Sue’s is at 24277 Mission, across the street from Memorial Park.

The sidewalks are being replaced along Mission in the stretch south of the Jackson-Foothill intersection as part of the Route 238 Improvement Corridor Project.

Drivers can expect slow traffic through the area the next few days as work continues.

Posted on Sunday, January 13th, 2013
Under: Castro Valley, Hayward, Odds & Ends, Transportation | 1 Comment »

Trees along Foothill

Rumors that trees would not be planted along Foothill Boulevard are false.

The rumors apparently started when work crews filled up the tree wells with asphalt. Not to worry – the asphalt will be dug out and trees will go in later. The trees are part of the landscaping along Foothill, which also has new sidewalks and streetlights as part of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project.

The asphalt is temporary, says Kevin Briggs, Hayward’s project manager for the road construction. “We put the asphalt in for the holiday season to clean things up and make the area more pedestrian friendly,” he says.

And some of the irrigation system still needs to be installed before the trees are planted, Briggs says.

Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013
Under: Castro Valley, General, Hayward, Odds & Ends | 4 Comments »

No rolling stops in downtown Hayward

Hayward police are beefing up their presence in a 15-block area in downtown Hayward through January. Part of that includes traffic enforcement (aka tickets), with zero tolerance (you can’t talk your way out of one). Don’t say you weren’t warned.

www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_22337437/hayward-beefs-up-police-presen

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Under: Castro Valley, Hayward | 2 Comments »

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Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Under: Castro Valley, Fairview, Hayward | 4 Comments »