Doolan Canyon is a virtually pristine open space located on east of Dublin – think of between Dublin Ranch housing area, and Costco in Livermore.
There are proposals to turn that area into more and more housing, which destroys this natural area, and raises the question on what is the need to create a glut of new housing in the area at the cost of nature, and creating pressure on existing resources.
Dublin Open Space Initiative of 2014 is a volunteer effort to collect signatures to put this on poll, and stop this.
What Can We Do to Protect it from being re-zoned as residential or commercial by the City of Dublin?
Sign up to support this and possibly help as a volunteer here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/30947672600960
What is DOOLAN CANYON?
Doolan Canyon is a virtually pristine open space located adjacent to and east of the current eastern Dublin urban growth boundary.
It has been and is currently zoned as agricultural, and is under the jurisdiction of the County of Alameda.
This property creates an open-space buffer zone between Dublin and Livermore, as well as habitat for endangered species and a lovely visual resource for the Tri-Valley.
Why is it threatened?
Certain developers have approached the City of Dublin and requested that Dublin study a plan to annex the area called Doolan Canyon to the City of Dublin and to re-zone this open space from agricultural to residential, and permission to build a residential development.
If approved, this would:
- Add to traffic on the main streets of Dublin;
- Exacerbate the water situation;
- Burden the City with the cost and responsibility to provide infrastructure as well as fire, police, and medical services;
- Essentially destroy the canyon forever, and further reduce the rural quality of life for all of us in the Tri-valley area.
- Impair visual resources for the area;
- Kill or remove endangered species;
Per Around Dublin Blog, Pacific Union Homes is currently proposing to build 1,990 homes, dozens of other buildings, and a network of roads on 1,450 acres in Doolan Canyon. The site is immediately adjacent to the Doolan Canyon-Tassajara Hills Regional Preserve, which is owned by the East Bay Regional Park District. Expansion beyond Livermore’s Urban Growth Boundary and the boundaries of the unfinished Eastern Dublin Specific Plan not only threatens the stunning beauty of Doolan Canyon but also poses a significant danger to the unspoiled majesty of North Livermore Valley.
More details on this can be seen here: