In 2014, the City Council directed staff to explore the potential for a pilot project along Johnson Drive. The Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (EDZ) is a proposal to spur investment in approximately 40 acres of mostly under-utilized or vacant land situated along Johnson Drive near Stoneridge Drive and I-680.
The Pleasanton City Council voted on July 19, 2016 on a citizen backed initiative designed to prohibit retail uses of 50,000 square feet or greater within the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (EDZ). The Council voted to place the "Citizens for Planned Growth in the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone" initiative on the November 2016 ballot.
At that time the City also undertook a Comparative Analysis (published in August 2016) comparing the environmental, fiscal and economic effects of the JDEDZ to the program that would be implemented as part of the initiative measure. The measure was ultimately defeated by voters (approximately 63 percent of voters voted to reject the measure) on November 8, 2016, potentially allowing the JDEDZ to move forward if supported by Council.
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