A Sunset Development executive shared the company's plans to the community on Wednesday to demolish the Sunset Office Plaza and replace it with residential housing, the Bay Area News Group reported.
The Plaza, located at Concannon Boulevard and Holmes Street, is about 75,000 square feet and is currently office space.
Chris Truebridge, a senior vice president with Sunset, told a contentious audience that the plan is to demolish the 10 buildings at the Plaza and to replace it was some sort of housing, be it apartments, town houses or single-family homes.
Sunset Development first told the community about their plans in letters to tenants and neighboring residents a few weeks ago. The planning for the rezoning will take place this year and tenants whose leases are up during the year will go month-to-month, and will get 90-day notices before they need to relocate.
The Times quoted Truebridge as saying:
"The idea is to come up with a plan that you may not love, but that you'd be OK with...We have to come to a compromise."
The Time quoted Livermore resident Joan Mumma at the meeting saying:
There's nothing else like it...It would be a disservice to the people in Livermore who go to these professional people. I just think it's 100 percent wrong to contemplate this.
More public meetings are planned in the coming weeks before Sunset make a formal submittal to the city.
Let us know what you think of the idea. Do the landowners have the right to do whatever they want to their property? Should they listen to concerns of residents and tenants? Do you want the Sunset Office Plaza demolished for housing? Tell us in the comments section.