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Story poles up for Eden senior housing project

By Jonathan Morales
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 3:18 pm in Orinda.

Eden Housing has put up story poles for its proposed senior affordable housing project in Orinda, which would put a 67-unit building on the old library site at 2 Irwin Way. The Planning Commission will consider Eden’s application Tuesday.

I drove by the site today to get a closer look. Much of the building, it appears, would be screened when looking up the hill from Orinda Way as well as downhill from Orinda Senior Village. The shot below is taken from Irwin Way across from Holden High School, right by the driveway to the old library.

Orinda eden story poles

I did swing around to Camino Pablo on my way back to the freeway and it looks like the project would be pretty visible as you’re driving along that street. But I don’t know what kind of additional screening, if any, Eden plans to put up.

The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the Orinda Library auditorium, 26 Orinda Way.

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One Response to “Story poles up for Eden senior housing project”

  1. Chris Flum Says:

    Who owns the property?
    Did the property get sold to Eden?
    Did the property ever go on the public market or is this a sweetheart deal?
    I understand the need for Orinda to move in more seniors as the seniors will vote on the issues and still be exempt from having to pay tax on the measures/bonds but I would like to see that the property brings the city as much income from the property value as possible and I am not convinced that this senior village is the “Best” Alternative.

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