Tag: land use

Court rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

Court rules in favor of Pine Meadow opponents

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Contra Costa County Superior Court ruled in favor of Friends of Pine Meadow, a political action committee, that filed a complaint against the City of Martinez and DeNova Homes. The complaint held that the city’s resolution 011-17 incorrectly changed the zoning of the former Pine Meadow golf course from ‘open space/recreation’ and cleared the […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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JMLT focuses on Almond Ranch property

JMLT focuses on Almond Ranch property

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Muir Land Trust wants Almond Ranch, calling it the “missing” 281 acres that would connect several other open-space pieces of land the organization has preserved. (COURTESY OF ADAM WEIDENBACH) MARTINEZ, Calif – John Muir Land Trust wants Almond Ranch, calling it the “missing” 281 acres that would connect several other open-space pieces of land […]

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New law expands John Muir National Historic Site

New law expands John Muir National Historic Site

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A new law will expand the John Muir National Historic Site by 44 acres, U.S. Representative Mark DeSaulnier announced. DeSaulnier, the Walnut Creek Democrat member of the House whose district contains a portion of Martinez, introduced his bill, H.R., 1719, to add the acreage of donated land to the 330-acre park. He […]

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Council approves DeNova residential development documents for former golf course

Council approves DeNova residential development documents for former golf course

| June 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council, with Vice Mayor Lara DeLaney abstaining, have approved development documents Wednesday associated with DeNova Homes’ proposal to put 92 homes on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course. The vote Wednesday night came during an extended appeal of a unanimous Planning Commission vote that also approved the mitigated negative declaration, […]

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Council delays vote on Vine Hill

Council delays vote on Vine Hill

| June 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Following the guidance of Senior Assistant City Attorney Veronica Nebb, Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to delay its decision on the Vine Hill Way development for a week, so the full panel could vote on the matter. The three attending Councilmembers were split after hearing presentations by appellant Tim Platt, a member […]

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Council to hear appeal of Vine Hill Way development

Council to hear appeal of Vine Hill Way development

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two Martinez residents who historically are on opposite sides of whether the former Pine Meadow Golf Course should be developed with housing have sent a Planning Commission decision on the matter to the City Council. The public hearing is tonight at City Hall. In a brief message to several officials, including City […]

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Planning commission approves Pine Meadow development documents

Planning commission approves Pine Meadow development documents

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission has approved unanimously both the mitigated negative declaration and the vesting tentative map for a proposed development to be built on the former Pine Meadow Golf Course. “That’s it. The project is approved,” said Christina Ratcliffe, Martinez Community and Economic Development director. However, one the development’s opponent, Tim Platt, […]

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City puts open space measures information on website

City puts open space measures information on website

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two ballot measures that say they would save open space areas from being developed are going head to head in vying for voter approval in next month’s election. Advocates of one open space measures, I, are sending mailers and dropping off flyers at residents’ homes, while the city of Martinez has put […]

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Council to clarify intent in Dunivan waiver, considers new fee schedule tonight

Council to clarify intent in Dunivan waiver, considers new fee schedule tonight

| April 18, 2018 | 3 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When the Martinez City Council decided last year to waive annexation application fees for 10 acres owned by the Dunivan Family Trust, did that include the costs of a plat map and a legal description of the property? Or should the applicant pick up those costs? City employees will ask the Council […]

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