Law Offices of Stuart M. Flashman

Sierra Club v. City of San Ramon (Faria Preserve Project)

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Environmental Law
Land Use Law
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This lawsuit challenged the City of San Ramon's approval of an EIR for a specific plan and project approval form a major residential project at the northwest corner of the City of San Ramon's sphere of influence.  The project impinged on several ridgetops and streams, as will as interfering with an East Bay Regional Park District trail and park area.
A settlement was reached involving the project's redesign to make it more compact and pull it away from the sensitive ridge and creek areas.  The settlement also calls for better visual screening of the new development from surrounding areas.





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Law Offices of
Stuart M. Flashman
5626 Ocean View Drive
Oakland, CA 94618-1533
(510) 652-5373 (voice & fax)
last updated:  November 17, 2008