Responses for What do you consider to be the most important features of new development downtown?

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yes 1.4 Open Space, Retail, Community Character and Design, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) Please protect this open space and allow the existing citizens of Livermore use it. Please develop a park in this downtown open space that is family oriented. 11/03/2017
yes 0.7 Hotel Location, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Public Finance, Housing (0) 11/03/2017
yes 3.5 Parking, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 11/03/2017
yes 2.2 Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Parking, Retail, Hotel, Housing (0) 11/03/2017
no 1618.9 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation (0) I think a hotel is much needed but not at the expense of creating a lot of open space and retaining the look and feel of downtown Livermore. We have a lot of vacant retail and office space in Livermore so for me that is very low priority. 11/03/2017
yes 2.0 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) Hotel location is only important if we have a hotel at all. Housing is important if it is a number of smaller units (e.g., condos) so they can be as affordable as possible. Parking is very important, i have stopped going to malls, cities, etc. where it is impossible to find a place to park. A functional open space should be central and anchor the downtown. 11/03/2017
yes 0.8 Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Hotel, Retail, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel Location, Housing, Cultural Facilities (0) 11/03/2017
no 862.1 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Retail, Public Finance, Housing (0) New development should maintain the look and feel of our existing downtown. Please do not overwhelm our present downtown with more "stack and pack" housing, a huge parking structure, or any dense development. Make the place unique and comfortable. In regard to Retail, get a book store to come in. Be cautious with having a street through the development. Encourage bicycle and pedestrian traffic. 11/03/2017
yes 2.3 Hotel Location, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) Westside hotel is the most important followed by green space 11/03/2017
no 15.8 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) I look forward to Livermore defining the downtown space with a large green open area and a spectacular westside hotel. The westside allows for this. Living out of town, we could stay overnight after a Bankhead show. Our favorite activity, my wife and I go out to eat every other day, at restaurants. It would be nice to sit in a true green space to enjoy restaurant meals. All the other towns have outdoor seating on the street! This is the best option considering traffic and other issues. Thank you in advance for a westside hotel. 11/03/2017
yes 2.3 Open Space, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Parking, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Retail, Housing (0) 11/03/2017
yes 1.4 Hotel, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel Location, Open Space (0) We have open space downtown -- in front of the Bankhead, Livermorium Park, Lizzie Fountain Park, Carnegie Park and the grassy area (mostly unused) in front of Strizzis. We REALLY need housing in this city and a boutique hotel, and more parking downtown. We also would benefit from a Cultural Arts Center. My wife and I prefer the hotel on the east side. 11/03/2017
yes 0.4 Open Space, Hotel Location, Parking, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Housing, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance (0) Minimum housing, additional parking underground if possible, retail only the type that would be considered “destination retail” selling goods and services not necessarily available on the Internet and typically purchased one on one with a merchant, Preferably a merchant who lives in Livermore 11/02/2017
yes 1.7 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) Voters voted for no housing by unseating two pro housing council members in the last November General election. Now city counsel do your civic duty and follow through with the wishes of your fellow citizens. 11/03/2017
yes 0.9 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) I would like the West side hotel, with large large green space, and very little housing 11/03/2017
yes 1.3 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Retail, Parking, Housing (0) 11/03/2017
no 1924.6 Retail, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Housing (0) I have been a former downtown business owner and I do not believe that the demand for business space is limited as your report states. That is a large part of what energizes a downtown and draws people to it. If you have more housing than retail you are basically just building another residential area. There are plenty of places for residential within a few miles of the downtown and they will all surely be filled in. I believe apartments above retail is the way to go and is more likely to be affordable to a wider range of people. Please make the downtown a downtown with businesses and cultural venues for the entire community and not another residential neighborhood. 11/03/2017
yes 1.4 Open Space, Parking, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Housing (0) Residential housing should be limited or eliminated. There already exists and there are plans for considerable housing quite near to this parcel. We should avoid building above 2 stories so that the area appears open. 11/03/2017
yes 2.9 Hotel Location, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Retail, Hotel, Housing, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance (0) 11/03/2017
no 15.8 Open Space, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Public Finance, Hotel, Housing (0) I want a Westside hotel on the proposed Livermore downtown site. I would also like the Westside defined by a large green space from Livermore Avenue to L Street. Building a Westside hotel allows for a unique-looking hotel with the spacious green. The site is large enough that a multi-level/stair-stepped hotel will not overwhelm. Restaurants can have outdoor seating on this space. Wonderful! The green space will have future uses for expanded Artwalk, Wine festivals and large outdoor concerts we could possibly fund with future $25,000 Levitt Amphitheater grants. We will never win one otherwise. Many successful downtowns have large green space, not the ¼-acre parcel concept being pushed on us by the workshop presentation. Please, city council, be a visionary --- Westside hotel with large green space. Adding these pluses, Westside hotel and large green space, keeps Livermore wonderful. Please! I do not want a 4-story boring hotel crammed into that small space next to the Bankhead Theater. It would make me SICK every time I would see the monstrosity. I do not want to be towered over by it. An interesting one-story restaurant topped with a green space, with a parking garage behind it, also with street level handicapped parking for the Bankhead is ideal. A stair-step effect will not overwhelm the space, like the developer’s want to put a hotel there. The developer will not have to look at it, because the developer doesn’t care. The developer doesn’t live here. Everyone is pretty much in agreement about more parking and not wrecking traffic flows. I do not need to elaborate. Retail to me = restaurants. Any retail is fine. If one retail fails, another will come in or other future uses will be determined for the benefit of Livermore. Please don’t be short-sighted. You are putting up plenty of housing everywhere else. The 4-story housing proposed on the Groth Brother’s site allows for plenty more residents to walk over to the Westside hotel/retail downtown development. The 1st street housing is a walkable distance too. The Stockman’s association has talked about additional space for building. It is interesting to watch particular city council members who look like they want to sell-out to the developer. City council, please do the right thing and give us a unique Westside hotel with a large green space for our needs. I want to continue to enjoy Livermore. 11/03/2017
yes 2.0 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) I do not think that the speed at which the hotel can be built should influence the choice of hotel locations. A speedy construction will potentially benefit those few that can use the hotel for their businesses, but Livermore will have to live with this development for many 10's of years, so it's much more important for the rest of the folks in Livermore to get the very best development, independent of construction speed for the hotel. 10/30/2017
yes 0.8 Hotel Location, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Hotel, Housing, Public Finance (0) 11/03/2017
yes 0.3 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Parking, Public Finance, Housing, Retail (0) Biking is very important for the future and this project is the Future! 11/03/2017
yes 0.7 Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Retail, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) The concept of "PUBLIC space" is more desirable and descriptive than "open space" in a downtown. A PUBLIC space implies access and walkability. People look for businesses and services downtown. We expect to find open space in city and regional parks and surrounding wine country. Retail and office space should be limited to the ground floor. If, and only if, necessary housing should be on the second or third floors. Taller buildings are not appropriate to Livermore's COMMUNITY CHARACTER AND DESIGN. Housing should be minimized. Housing needs its own parking spaces and residents deserve a feeling of privacy, the antithesis of a downtown, public atmosphere. There is already lots of new and existing housing downtown. 11/03/2017
yes 1.0 Housing, Hotel, Parking, Hotel Location, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Public Finance (0) Housing should be a priority, as many of our children and grandchildren cannot afford the area, because of the housing/jobs imbalance in the SF Bay area. A small hotel is needed downtown for visitors to be able to visit restaurants, entertainment, and other venues. 11/03/2017
yes 0.7 Hotel Location, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Retail, Public Finance, Housing (0) 11/03/2017
yes 0.3 Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Hotel, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Parking (0) This ranking supersedes a previous ranking I submitted at the workshop. Housing must be integrated with the overall planning of Groth Brothers, Chestnut, etc to ensure best overall land use. Parking and traffic flow should plan for a pedestrian and bicycle friendly future when Uber and autonomous vehicles are widely used. 11/03/2017
yes 0.5 Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Housing, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance (0) 11/03/2017
no 1639.1 Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Housing, Hotel, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Retail (0) 11/03/2017
no 351.8 Community Character and Design, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Housing, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities (0) Think parking needs to be considered in the first phase. There maybe more flexibility with developer designs in placing a hotel on the west side. The north side of Railroad should also be considered in an overall design if possible. 11/03/2017
yes 1.9 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel Location, Housing, Public Finance, Hotel (0) 11/03/2017
yes 1.1 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Open Space, Public Finance, Retail (0) There are many good ideas, but parking is difficult. We are in great need for handicap street parking. It limits those with disabilities to enjoy downtown. We also need more places for the up and coming young adults where the teens can gather. It is so limiting for them. They can eat or go to coffee, but then what? We don't want them loitering or worse because they are bored. It would be an investment for the future of our children and grandchildren, which is more important than cost. 11/03/2017
yes 0.7 Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Parking, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Housing (0) This was difficult to prioritize as all the items are important and must be considered in the the overall planning. 11/03/2017
yes 2.6 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Retail (0) 11/03/2017
no 2036.9 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Open Space, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) We need a nice hotel downtown. Why would you want to stay by the freeway when you could stay downtown and walk to dinner, shops, etc. We need to encourage people to get out of their cars and walk and connect with others and they'll spend their money downtown. Priority should be to keep the character of our downtown, not to mess with the existing historic character. I hate to put cultural facilities near the bottom of my list but I think we already have lots of that. We need to bring a good hotel and viable businesses with good parking. We need to make sure it's easy and safe for walking and biking. Keep the housing outside of the central downtown. 11/03/2017
yes 1.5 Parking, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Retail, Public Finance, Housing (0) Without ample and convenient parking, families will not come downtown. Having a hotel in a spacious west side location will anchor the town center. 11/03/2017
yes 0.2 Hotel Location, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Housing (0) The hotel on the west side is the most important and then how are we going to move any of these people around.....I live in downtown and this will affect me personally 11/03/2017
yes 1.4 Parking, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Public Finance, Housing, Hotel, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation (0) 11/03/2017
yes 2.8 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) This is the heart of our downtown, and as such the focus of the area should be community building. Open space, cultural facilities, and retail will serve the entire Livermore community. In contrast, housing will serve a very tiny fraction of the Livermore community. Housing is very important, but the very heart of our downtown is not the place for it. 11/03/2017
yes 0.1 Open Space, Hotel Location, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Housing, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance (0) Hotel location is important because it is needed to activate significant open space. 11/03/2017
yes 1.4 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) Enough with the housing. There is enough new housing going on all throughout the city. Please do not inject more housing into our downtown. Do not take away our open public space. Think about all the smaller businesses or restaurants that you go to other towns for. Why don't we have some of these smaller businesses or restaurants here? Why drive to the West Dublin, West Pleasanton, or San Ramon for a restaurant or small business when we have a chance to recruit that business or restaurant here? Please consider what will get you to leave your house and go to downtown Livermore. 11/02/2017
yes 1.0 Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Parking, Retail, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Housing (0) 11/03/2017
yes 1.8 Open Space, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Public Finance, Retail, Housing (0) I feel that West-side Hotel plan A would be the best choice for our community. We need to remember that with more housing comes more families. We need green open space for our children to thrive. We also need to keep in mind that we need new schools to accommodate all of our children and new families who have recently and/or are moving to our quaint, but growing town. New housing is popping up everywhere, so lets not crowd downtown with more homes. Lets keep downtown a place for families to retreat to for fun in green open spaces, soak up some culture and art, enjoy dinner and a show, and make memories that will last a lifetime! 11/03/2017
yes 3.7 Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel, Housing (0) 11/02/2017
no 2292.5 Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Housing, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space (0) 11/02/2017
no 2401.7 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Hotel Location, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Public Finance, Housing (0) 11/02/2017
yes 0.7 Housing, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Cultural Facilities (0) Housing for people, not tax-subsidized storage for cars. 11/02/2017
yes 0.7 Public Finance, Housing, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Retail, Parking, Cultural Facilities (0) I do not want to pay for something in perpetuity. The development needs to be affordable for the city and it's tax payers--for generations to come. The vocal 65+ contingent is not considerate of this factor. Additionally, real people want to live downtown, and the homes we build should be dense but appealing, with a real consideration of affordable housing. I listed traffic and circulation because I care about bike and pedestrian access and I am concerned that increasing vehicle traffic will make downtown inaccessible by the residents in the surrounding neighborhoods (outside of driving). We need a plan for bike and pedestrian circulation, and for bike parking (the current bike parking is a joke--the most difficult racks in weird locations). We have great weather and an active community. We have a wine- and beer-focused downtown. Let's promote healthy choices like walking and biking, instead of drunk driving. 11/02/2017
yes 1.6 Open Space, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Parking, Hotel Location, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) 11/02/2017
yes 1.6 Open Space, Parking, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Housing (0) There should be NO Housing built in the downtown area. Build hosting where there is room, on the outskirts! 11/02/2017
yes 1.8 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) 11/02/2017
yes 1.0 Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Hotel, Retail, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) 11/02/2017
no 8.5 Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Public Finance, Housing, Retail (0) 11/02/2017
yes 1.7 Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Open Space, Housing, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation (0) Having a financially sound plan to maintain the downtown is by far and away the most important, followed by keeping our community character. Where the hotel ends up really doesn't matter, the downtown would just benefit from having one. Trends in autonomous cars should be considered when thinking about parking. Parking structure needs will probably be very different in ten years as the technology develops, resulting in fewer spaces needed. 11/02/2017
yes 1.4 Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Housing, Parking, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Retail, Cultural Facilities (0) 11/02/2017
yes 0.1 Hotel Location, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Housing, Public Finance, Retail (0) The traffic and circulation should include deliveries to and garbage collection for existing and new proposed businesses. 11/02/2017
no 34.3 Community Character and Design, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Public Finance (0) Looking ahead less than twenty years, self-driving cars will deliver us to our destination, then park off-site until we call for them to pick us up. That's why I prioritize parking low on the list. 11/02/2017
yes 1.7 Open Space, Retail, Community Character and Design, Parking, Hotel Location, Hotel, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) I don't like all of the new housing planned for downtown. All four concepts look like they are severely over building the open area. There is little to no open space for public use. Where there is open space, there is no reason for anyone to be there because there is no retail or park or anything to draw visitors to that open space. The open space appears to only be functional for those people who live in the housing that is planned to be right there. Please tell me how these 4 concepts benefit the existing citizens of Livermore? What would give me reason to go here to any of these 4 concepts? Please provide a kids park and retail with reason for going to the open area. Recruit the presence of a Kid's Discovery Museum. This will really bring in the families with money to spend at local restaurants. And please do not put a street down the middle. Instead of a street, this should be a wide pedestrian/bike path with no vehicles. Kids and families need a place to walk without the intrusion of traffic and the worry of kids running into a new road. 11/02/2017
no 1.5 Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Retail, Public Finance, Housing (0) The City of Livermore has another tool at its disposal to assist with public finance and housing issues. By negotiating a land swap with the Livermore Cattlemen's association for four acres currently owned and dedicated to the purpose of developing a park to honor Livermore veterans and the Livermore Rodeo, the city could develop low income housing proximate to where it currently exists near the civic center. Faced with the financial benefits of doing so, I have no doubt that the citizens of Livermore would embrace a dedication of the new, downtown green space as a park to honor veterans and cowboys. It is after all our specific heritage as a community. 10/16/2017
no 7.8 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Housing, Retail, Hotel, Public Finance (0) Parking for Handicap, Placing the Hotel on the Westside A, Having a cultural venue for performances and also having less traffic congestion are all top priorities. 11/02/2017
yes 2.7 Community Character and Design, Parking, Retail, Hotel Location, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Hotel, Public Finance (0) 11/02/2017
yes 1.3 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Open Space, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance (0) 11/02/2017
yes 2.5 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) Please include bike lanes as it is dangerous riding around downtown currently. 11/02/2017
yes 1.0 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) Vision is what we need. Try to imagine how people will use all of these items, the flow of pedestrian traffic, keeping "like things together" (as my mother would say). What do our choices say about who we are as a community? What is special about Livermore; who are we? We have an opportunity to create a downtown cultural core - something special, something inclusive, that reflects our past and present cultural heritage. I fear we're getting caught up in "I want this" or "I don't want that" instead of embracing this amazing opportunity to create a vibrant community center that reflects our origins and celebrates our diverse cultures, and looks to the future. We have real opportunity here. Let's not waste it. 11/02/2017
no 7.8 Hotel Location, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Housing, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Retail (0) Westside A seems to have most of what I like to see. 11/01/2017
yes 1.6 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Housing (0) 11/01/2017
yes 2.8 Housing, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Retail, Hotel, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Cultural Facilities (0) Lets prioritize our largest city needs. Housing for people vs. our wants of parking and cultural facilities. This is also best for the public purse too. 11/01/2017
yes 1.5 Parking, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Retail, Housing (0) Parking is critical. The lot between First and Railroad is full or nearly full most days. I think I recall that the community member who did the count last spring said that an average of 400 cars were parked there on a daily basis. Adding retail, hotel, cultural facilities and housing means a need for MORE parking, not less. Providing fewer than 500 spaces means that residents and visitors will be circling around looking for parking spaces. The theater parking lot is too far from the First St. businesses that are west of Livermore Ave. 11/01/2017
yes 1.0 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) 11/01/2017
yes 1.4 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Parking, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Housing, Hotel Location, Hotel (0) 11/01/2017
yes 1.5 Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) 11/01/2017
no 143.6 Public Finance, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Housing, Hotel, Hotel Location (0) 11/01/2017
yes 0.7 Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Open Space, Retail, Hotel, Parking, Housing, Traffic and Circulation (0) 11/01/2017
yes 2.0 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Housing (0) 11/01/2017
yes 1.3 Parking, Housing, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Public Finance, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel (0) 11/01/2017
yes 1.5 Hotel, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Housing, Open Space, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Retail, Cultural Facilities (0) 11/01/2017
yes Open Space, Hotel, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Housing (0) We have enough housing being built across the city. Infastructure cannot handle it, let alone more. Please don't ruin our downtown and make it look Dublin-esque. It looks cheap and cookie cutter. 11/01/2017
yes 1.7 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Housing, Open Space, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities (0) I am a 30 year veteran of Real Estate and Mortgage Finance as a full time career. I started my career in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and watched incredible growth in the 1980 - 1990 era. We moved our family to Livermore 1995. In being involving in the business of communities, development most often under estimates and down plays the significance of traffic and parking. The unintended consequences of growth, which I support, HOWEVER, do not under estimate the Greed of a development to accommodate parking needs for a vibrant business. Consumers will only walk so far to a business, so parking has to be adequate for that business to survive. Livermore downtown today has done an incredible revitalization, but it does have parking issues, as a business participant at 187 S J Street, I usually search for parking or park 3-4 blocks away from 2nd St to go to our office. The largest complaint we have from our clients and other downtown consumers is parking. A Particular note regarding housing. Our current parking codes per unit are inadequate for almost every price level. With todays price of real estate, owners are renting rooms, adult family members are occupying bedrooms, not necessarily just children that do not drive cars. A typical SFR today parks 3 to 4 cars per household not 2 in the driveway or garage. I would love to debate this issue and could easily provide many pictures of over crowded streets and communities with inadequate parking. John Hinrichs 925-784-6410 11/01/2017
yes 1.1 Community Character and Design, Parking, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location (0) 11/01/2017
yes 2.2 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Housing, Public Finance (0) Hotel location should be West Side! 11/01/2017
yes 3.5 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Retail, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Public Finance (0) 11/01/2017
yes 1.6 Hotel Location, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Retail, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance (0) 11/01/2017
yes 1.6 Parking, Hotel Location, Open Space, Housing, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Retail (0) 11/01/2017
yes 1.6 Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Retail (0) 10/31/2017
yes 1.7 Hotel Location, Hotel, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Public Finance (0) 10/31/2017
yes 1.7 Parking, Open Space, Hotel Location, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance, Retail (0) 10/31/2017
yes 1.1 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Parking, Hotel Location, Retail, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance (0) 10/31/2017
yes 1.6 Open Space, Retail, Hotel Location, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance (0) 10/31/2017
yes 1.7 Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Open Space, Hotel Location, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Housing (0) It's hard to find parking spaces sometimes especially behind the Ale House on the weekend. We need a bigger parking garage. and more open space on the westside. 10/31/2017
yes 1.6 Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Housing, Public Finance (0) Having open space and address the parking problem is at the top of my list 10/31/2017
yes 1.6 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Hotel, Retail, Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance (0) we need more parking period. the traffic will get worse with the development. 10/31/2017
yes 2.2 Housing, Hotel, Retail, Public Finance, Open Space, Parking, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/31/2017
no 766.5 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance, Parking, Retail, Traffic and Circulation (0) 10/31/2017
no 1.2 Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Parking, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) I realize housing is the best short term answer to financing, but it will be the end of the use of this area as a vital public space. The hotel can wait until it can pay it way. Was Madden given the land for his hotel in Pleasanton? Whats the rush to develop? We need the parking now, probably less so in 10 years because of the use of uber and fewer individual cars. 10/30/2017
yes 1.0 Community Character and Design, Housing, Parking, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Open Space, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Hotel (0) 10/30/2017
yes 1.0 Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel Location, Housing, Hotel, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/30/2017
yes 3.6 Hotel Location, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Retail, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Housing (0) Hotel location on the Westside is best for many reasons. Best for flow of people, best for revenue and best for other retail stores. Having the hotel fit into the current downtown style is also really important. Keeping parking on ground level to a minimum also is nice. 10/30/2017
yes 2.0 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Housing, Retail, Hotel, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/30/2017
yes 1.6 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) We will displace approx 600 parking spaces.... Another garage on I street will only add to the traffic congestion at the main intersection... Build the second parking garage on L Street (domino's pizza area)... 10/30/2017
yes 0.2 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing, Retail, Open Space, Parking, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/30/2017
yes 1.0 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Parking, Hotel Location, Hotel, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) 10/30/2017
yes 0.3 Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Housing, Traffic and Circulation (0) 10/30/2017
yes 1.8 Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel, Public Finance, Housing (0) Why this information is important to you is beyond me, since at the workshop I attended, the moderator clearly stated that, "Don't worry, we are not going to tabulate your answers." Then, why......." Could I have misunderstood? For sure the proposed hotel should be on the Westside. 10/30/2017
yes 2.5 Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Hotel, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Housing, Traffic and Circulation (0) 10/30/2017
yes 0.9 Hotel Location, Hotel, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance (0) It is important to me that the hotel be centered--which is to say that it be built to the west of Livermore Avenue. I feel a hotel chop-block with the wall of the Bankhead would look cramped, mean and ugly, and that the other developments would be deprived of a center. This would leave all elements without aesthetic charm--just an expensive and unattractive mish-mash. In fact, unless the hotel is used to provide a principle of organization, I'd prefer things to remain as they are. 10/30/2017
yes 2.5 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Parking, Housing, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Retail (0) 10/29/2017
no 2.2 Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Parking, Community Character and Design, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Retail (0) 10/29/2017
yes 0.7 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Retail, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 10/29/2017
yes 1.8 Community Character and Design, Parking, Open Space, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) Putting more housing and a hotel downtown is a big concern. Livermore is not East Dublin, and we do not want it to become an overcrowded eye-sore. 10/29/2017
yes 0.5 Open Space, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Retail (0) I prefer the Hotel in the center of acreage! 10/29/2017
yes 2.4 Hotel Location, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Community Character and Design, Housing, Public Finance (0) Hotel location, preferably on the West side, is highest priority. 10/28/2017
yes 2.4 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) 10/28/2017
yes 1.4 Parking, Open Space, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel, Housing (0) I want no housing and no hotel. But, open space and parking are priorities. If a hotel is built, it should be on the west side, leaving parking, especially handicapped, next to the Bankhead. 10/28/2017
no 305.9 Retail, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Hotel, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Housing, Open Space (0) I think the best use of the large open space between Railroad Ave. and First St. would be a Whole Foods store. The rest of the space should be a multiple level parking building. First, we are the only community to not have an upscale grocery. The largest grocery in Livermore is the Safeway complex near interstate 580. That store is not capable of dealing with the influx of people. It is always over crowded. Check out takes forever. The checkout line is 5-6 customers deep. There are never enough checkers available. This store is often out of items they advise. There are none of the speciality kiosks with ready to take home foods when you don't have time to cook. This upscale grocery should be paired with a covered multi floored parking facility. It should be large enough to handle all the necessary parking from the speciality grocery, the First Street foot traffic and the business on First St. Smaller boutique shops or speciality stores could on the floor of the parking complex. I could invision a large covered walkway with elavators to handle multiple shoppers from the grocery with their carts and perhaps a covered walkway from the parking lot to stores on First St. That way people would feel comfortable conducting business or shopping in bad weather. This would add a huge influx of money to the city of Livermore though business taxes and fees from all the new businesses. This is a better use of this space. We don't need any more open spaces for people to congregate. There is already the open space in front so the Bankhead complex and the open space near the Library and City Hall. Perhaps other old library could be turned into open space for public meetings or a place where food trucks could park and ample tables and seating for people to eat. This could also be a source of income to Livermore. There are vancant pieces of property availabe for a hotel. I can invision these changes helping Livermore become a vital hub for public interaction and a new source of money influx for Livermore 10/28/2017
yes 2.2 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel, Housing (0) 10/27/2017
yes 1.2 Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Parking, Open Space, Public Finance, Hotel, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) 10/27/2017
yes 1.2 Housing, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Retail, Open Space, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/27/2017
yes 2.4 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) 10/27/2017
no 5.6 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Parking, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) I can understand why a hotel would have to be subsidized. Certainly there is a need for a hotel and if the area is beautiful with lots of open space, retail and social/entertainment options, it should be a big draw. If you have enough parking as Westside A seems to provide, visitors will come to the downtown. I assume retail means restaurants also and how lovely to go to a restaurant that overlooks a green space and not just a noise street. 10/27/2017
yes 2.0 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Retail, Hotel Location, Hotel, Public Finance, Housing (0) We need to replace the lost parking downtown from this new development with a comparable number of spots. On the weekends it gets difficult to park which makes us go elsewhere for dinner. I don't think the restaurants downtown would like to see less parking. 10/27/2017
yes 2.7 Open Space, Housing, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Cultural Facilities (0) A central "Village Green" open space is very important to me. I think it should reflect Livermore's ranching heritage, with a Western-themed art gallery and gift shop fronting on it. 10/26/2017
yes 2.4 Open Space, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Public Finance, Retail, Housing (0) 10/26/2017
yes 1.6 Community Character and Design, Retail, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) 10/26/2017
yes 2.6 Parking, Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Open Space, Public Finance, Housing (0) Hotel should be on the West side- Handicap parking should be located throughout downtown. Existing use's and business should not be impacted. 10/26/2017
yes 2.4 Housing, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Retail (0) 10/26/2017
yes 2.2 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel Location, Retail, Hotel, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation (0) 10/26/2017
yes 1.4 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) i HEAR SIRENS AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK HERE IN LIVERMORE when I moved in 11 years ago I moved here because it their was so much open space no more housing we have more than enough, How about getting back to basic, where is no place to park here. Let the residents her spend their money here, I went down town on a week day about 1 pm to have lunch and their was not a parking site. so I went to Pleasanton and had lunch their. The weekends are worse in Livermore 10/26/2017
yes 2.0 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Retail, Hotel Location, Hotel, Public Finance, Housing (0) All plans show at least a third of the area with high density housing -- I don't see why we need that except to reduce the overall cost, which is a very poor reason to come to that decision. This should be an area which is easily accessible to everyone traveling from all areas of Livermore (and surrounding areas). Downtown parking and traffic are problems now, and they are only going to get much, much worse if dense housing is added to the area. 10/25/2017
yes 2.0 Housing, Parking, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location (0) 10/25/2017
no 5.5 Hotel Location, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Parking (0) 10/25/2017
yes 0.6 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Public Finance, Retail, Housing (0) Architecture should be similar to the Bankhead Plaza for a coordinated look to the down town. 10/25/2017
yes 2398.8 Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Retail, Housing (0) 10/25/2017
yes 2.0 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing, Retail (0) 10/25/2017
yes 0.9 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) 10/25/2017
yes 1.2 Parking, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing, Public Finance (0) 10/24/2017
yes 1.2 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Parking, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Retail (0) 10/24/2017
no 5.2 Hotel Location, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Public Finance, Housing (0) The location of the hotel and conference center on the Westside is the most important feature of the new development. It will be an anchor for the rest of the development that should include open space, pathways between the hotel and retail and restaurants and the Bankhead Theater. Parking and traffic flow is next Housing should include minimal live-work housing and one story flats. 10/24/2017
yes 1.6 Parking, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel Location, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation (0) Much of parking should be pay-to-park and should indicate available spaces. Why should we not pay the City for the privilege of parking in a City structure? Those who wish to hunt for free parking can continue to do so. 10/24/2017
yes 1.5 Open Space, Retail, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) 10/24/2017
yes 2.1 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Retail, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) 10/24/2017
yes 1.8 Hotel Location, Housing, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/24/2017
yes 0.2 Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) 10/24/2017
yes 1.9 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Retail, Public Finance (0) 10/23/2017
no 28.3 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Housing, Hotel, Retail, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance (0) A balance of commercial uses in a more urban Scale surrounded by a residential neighborhood of a density that encourages pedestrian face to face interaction of all those living in the city center. Open space should accomdate pop up retail and events like art shows , craft fairs and musical performances. 10/23/2017
no 1867.7 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Retail, Public Finance (0) I think a small hotel on the west side makes sense for traffic reasons and because it would lend itself to an overall more favorable layout, including more open space. I'm concerned about traffic and parking if housing is added, and I believe there are other areas of town better suited to new housing. An attractive open space would make the area more desirable for families, in particular. 10/23/2017
yes 1.8 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Public Finance (0) 10/23/2017
yes 2.4 Community Character and Design, Parking, Hotel Location, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Hotel, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) Maintaining the character of our downtown should be a high priority. Years ago there was an effort to make everything ultra sleek and modern which was a very poor fit with our town character. We need much more available, convenient parking if we want people to use the downtown. We often avoid downtown restaurants and activities on weekends and evenings due to the parking crunch. We have been late for performances at the Bankhead because we couldn't find parking and ended up many blocks away. There should be plenty of parking provided to accommodate all new uses and make up for the current shortage. New retail and restaurants will not get the business if people have a hard time finding parking. A hotel on the east side would make getting to the Bankhead especially hard for the handicapped. It would seem smashed in to that corner. 10/23/2017
yes 1.3 Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Retail, Housing (0) 10/23/2017
yes 1.5 Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Housing, Parking, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities (0) Having attended workshops on the Downtown Development plan, I am in favor of a Westside hotel complex. I think the Eastside is too crowded and not good for traffic patterns. Westside would allow for retail establishments as well as housing mix to support businesses, restaurants and parking. 10/23/2017
yes 2.0 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) 10/23/2017
yes 0.9 Hotel Location, Hotel, Parking, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Public Finance, Housing (0) Please do not fill the area with housing. Thank you for listening to the citizen's input. 10/22/2017
no 2376.5 Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) 10/22/2017
no 1.8 Open Space, Parking, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel, Housing, Public Finance, Hotel Location (0) Open space with seating along a corridor of shops is a big priority for me, but necessary patrolling is needed to keep it free of loiters. 10/22/2017
yes 2.4 Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Retail, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 10/21/2017
no 1432.9 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Retail, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) 10/21/2017
yes 2.4 Hotel, Hotel Location, Retail, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) 10/20/2017
yes 1.4 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Parking, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Housing (0) This is the core of downtown Livermore; as such, it should be a welcoming civic gathering place, not a block of dense housing. 10/20/2017
yes 2.4 Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Public Finance (0) The closest and nicest hotel is The Rose Hotel in Pleasanton. It's pretty ridiculous to have friends and family staying in a hotel by Costco instead of in the heart of downtown Livermore. Bring in some fantastic restaurants....i.e. steakhouse, Joe's, etc. A museum is not needed. Traffic must be addressed for sure. NO MORE housing! The amount of high density housing is such a turn off. It's everywhere out here! I think the charm of Livermore can be maintained while making it current by bringing in unique boutiques and excellent restaurants. Wild Wings is not great dining nor are many of the restaurants on First St. Make Livermore a place people really enjoy coming to for good eats and shopping! 10/20/2017
yes 1.2 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Parking, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 10/20/2017
yes 34.4 Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Retail (0) 10/20/2017
yes 2.7 Community Character and Design, Parking, Open Space, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Housing, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/20/2017
yes 1.5 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Retail, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) No more housing. We can have an absolutely beautiful area with restaurants, hotel, open space, retail (including farmers market type of area). Housing would just ruin the ambiance of downtown and look like awful Santana Row., 10/20/2017
no 1659.9 Community Character and Design, Retail, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) 10/19/2017
yes 2.7 Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Parking, Hotel, Housing, Open Space, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/19/2017
yes 1.5 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Retail, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Housing, Hotel, Hotel Location (0) 10/19/2017
no 2483.2 Community Character and Design, Parking, Open Space, Housing, Retail, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Hotel Location (0) 10/19/2017
yes 0.9 Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Housing, Hotel Location, Open Space, Hotel, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/19/2017
yes 3.8 Hotel Location, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Retail, Housing, Hotel (0) 10/19/2017
no 7.8 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Public Finance, Retail (0) Must keep downtown Livermore looking and feeling like downtown Livermore. We do not want to become Walnut Creek. If there is not adequate parking, then it is all a waste. 10/19/2017
yes 1.0 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) The most important aspect to the downtown project to me as a Livermore homeowner aligns with another comment I read…make an appealing, beautiful open concept design that will attract people to want to visit and live in our city. To me, that means continue with the small town wine country theme and keep the structures smaller so there are not overpowering tall buildings that change the character of the town. Create additional walkable areas throughout that expand the downtown to additional streets and allow for additional shops and restaurants to be part of the walker friendly area of downtown, with plenty of outdoor seating for the restaurants. Ensure there is additional parking structures along with underground if possible. Also important to me is for the community to come together in an open area/meeting spot for community events with trees for character and shading. Less important to me as a homeowner in Livermore is housing in the downtown area (there are already condensed housing developments nearby) and a hotel (I'd prefer it be nearby, maybe still walkable or close shuttle ride, but not in the heart of downtown), or at least for the hotel to be a boutique smaller venue that is consistent with the smaller town feel and wine country theme...not a huge structure that overpowers the area. Also less important is a museum or art center…seems like other priorities (restaurants, shops, open area) we will be more utilized on a regular basis by the community. 10/18/2017
yes 2.4 Parking, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Retail, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Housing (0) Parking and traffic are bad now. An east side hotel would increase congestion. Open space down town is necessary. We do not need to turn Livermore isn’t New York City. 10/18/2017
no 2077.8 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) I believe that housing is the biggest need for our community. People who live here don't need a hotel. We have homes. We do need our tax dollars to go towards city services, rather than subsidizing a hotel for tourists. As for a cultural facility. Ask yourself, when was the last time you went to the museum in the Carnegie Building? Sure, it would be nice to have a museum in Livermore, but not at the expense of people being able to live here. Everyone is going to drive to the museum anyways so why not put it near the highway where parking is easier and it will be more likely to attract additional guests from out of town. 10/18/2017
yes 2.6 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Retail, Housing, Public Finance, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities (0) I do not think that we need a museum in the downtown area. Perhaps we can install permanent outdoor exhibits that tell the story of Livermore's history. This could be part of the outdoor/community/ walkways. 10/18/2017
yes 1.0 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Housing (0) No housing downtown. There are plenty of housing developments happening all over Livermore. We need to make an appealing, beautiful open concept design that will attract people to want to visit and live in our city. A quintessential California wine country theme with restaurants, shops, and parking spread out among a large outdoor market area. 10/18/2017
yes 1.1 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Retail, Hotel, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) 10/18/2017
yes 2.4 Community Character and Design, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Hotel Location, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Public Finance, Housing (0) Fine-dining 10/18/2017
yes 1.8 Parking, Hotel, Housing, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Open Space, Retail (0) 10/18/2017
yes 0.6 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) 10/17/2017
yes 1.5 Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) 10/16/2017
yes 1.5 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Public Finance, Retail, Housing (0) 10/16/2017
no 2119.0 Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Housing, Hotel, Retail, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/16/2017
yes 0.6 Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Open Space, Parking, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Retail (0) 10/15/2017
yes 0.8 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing, Retail, Public Finance (0) 10/15/2017
yes 2.8 Open Space, Retail, Community Character and Design, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing, Public Finance (0) 10/15/2017
yes 1.0 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Housing (0) 10/14/2017
yes 2.4 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Retail, Housing, Open Space, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location (0) 10/12/2017
yes 1.4 Community Character and Design, Housing, Parking, Retail, Public Finance, Open Space, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/11/2017
yes 2.4 Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 10/11/2017
yes 1.9 Hotel, Parking, Housing, Retail, Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance (0) 10/10/2017
yes 2.2 Parking, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Retail, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) 10/10/2017
yes 2.8 Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) I oppose hotel or housing in downtown livermore. 10/10/2017
yes 2.5 Housing, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Open Space, Public Finance (0) 10/10/2017
yes 0.7 Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Open Space, Hotel, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Public Finance (0) As the city considers development on the largest single parcel downtown we are presented with an opportunity to grow and expand on the character and vitality of our downtown. Conversely, because of short term thinking we could be stuck with another Lenar type of development with the site dominated by housing and apartments. The city is committed to building parking and hotel first and that is fine, but it is also a problem. The hotel and parking will not create income nor pay for the land. If that hotel is placed on the east side tucked in next to the Bankhead then future city councils will be faced with overwhelming pressure to overdevelop the large remaining parcel on the west side of Livermore Ave. and there is nothing the current city council can do to guarantee the amount or kind of housing that will be developed there in the future. We can lessen this possibility by asking the council to put the hotel on the west side. Doing so will break up the largest parcel and create the beginnings of a creative mixed use area that will be attractive to existing residents as well as visitors. If you are concerned about community character, too much housing and lack of retail then you need to prioritize the location of the hotel to the west side. 10/10/2017
yes 0.9 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) Parking is priority as to where it stands currently. The area is severely under-parked and anything other than parking will only drive away people from visiting downtown as well as be an impact to workers. The existing garage and East side parking isn't viable for people who drive in from all over Livermore to about 70% of downtown. 10/10/2017
yes 2.4 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Retail, Open Space, Housing, Public Finance (0) I love the idea of having a small boutique hotel downtown with a nice restaurant for guests and community to enjoy. I think Pleasanton has done a great job with making their downtown walk-able and since I have small dogs the more pet friendly areas the better, including pet friendly outdoor seating restaurants. I wouldn't like to see a hotel any higher than 2 stories if possible with perhaps rooftop parking? It is important to have ample parking and a good traffic flow so that the people who live and visit Livermore don't find it too frustrating to even access downtown. Perhaps some one-way streets? 10/10/2017
yes 1.6 Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Hotel, Housing, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location (0) 10/10/2017
yes 1.4 Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Parking, Community Character and Design, Retail, Hotel Location, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Housing (0) No more new housing. Over crowding will happen and there are not enough schools to house the potential students. 10/10/2017
yes 2.3 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Housing (0) Consider converting First street, between L and Livermore, into a pedestrians only street. Think of how much people enjoy the street when it is closed to traffic. 10/10/2017
yes 2.1 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Retail, Open Space, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel Location (0) Obviously, these all interrelate. Therefore, paying attention to community character and design is the overarching guide for the rest. With that, we need a hotel in downtown Livermore--we are a destination, could be more of one and a hotel enables that. The following several areas--cultural, housing, retail, and open space--are equal in my view and balancing them is the priority, but there was no way to indicate that. Their current order is random. Public finance follows as it's important, but I believe a good investment in the city and one I wholeheartedly support. Traffic will be traffic; parking is actually not as bad as some say (I have NEVER had a problem parking in the garage, so I just roll my eyes at the people who want to park right in front of their destination); and the hotel location debate is idiotic. 10/09/2017
no 18.3 Housing, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Retail, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location (0) As a current Tracy resident and commuter to Livermore, my would very much love to move to Livermore. The main barrier is affordability, as a result of a lack of housing supply. This is an issue that plagues much of the Greater Bay Area, and I feel not addressing with robust new housing development efforts is unconscionable. The current median home price in Livermore, according to Zillow, is $727,900. The median household income, according to Sperling's Best Places, is $99,683. For the average family in 2017 that does not already own a home in Livermore, from when supply more closely matched demand, moving here is a pipe dream. Please build more housing in Livermore, our family wants to pay you property taxes! 10/09/2017
yes 2.2 Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Retail, Housing, Hotel Location, Hotel, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/07/2017
yes 1.0 Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Public Finance, Retail (0) 10/07/2017
yes 0.2 Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Housing (0) No housing, hotel on West side, market, open space 10/07/2017
no 1547.6 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) I believe the thing that currently makes our downtown desirable is it still has a home town "feeling". This home town feeling is at risk if any structures are built downtown that are over 3 stories in height. To do so will turn First street into a canyon. If we really need another hotel it should not be in the down town area. It should be on one of the large parcels on Chestnut or First St between the rail road overpass and the 580 Freeway or better yet across 580. Implement a shuttle service from the hotel to down town. Our down town should have ample parking, open space, cultural areas, restaurants and retail. Do not make our down town look like Walnut Creek's. My recommendation is to complete the down town by upgrading the blocks from L St to P St in the same style as the blocks from L to N Livermore. Put additional parking on Stanley. Don't put a hotel down town. 10/06/2017
yes 1.4 Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Open Space, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Retail, Housing, Public Finance (0) There are two factors that will make Downtown less accessible to East Livermore residents and will negatively affect current businesses. First, plans that complicate traffic at Livermore and Railroad or Maple and First . Second, plans that reduce parking in the plan area. An Eastside hotel will definitely complicate traffic, and too much housing will reduce parking. Maintaining a friendly and accessible downtown is more important than maximizing city revenue. The Westside Hotel B plan is closest to what I would like to see. 10/06/2017
yes 0.5 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Housing, Public Finance, Retail, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation (0) Prioritization in this submission favors design, expansion of city events and prosperity, space for our beautiful farmers market (to bring more business to our downtown) and housing that helps our city sustain a thriving community. While cultural facilities are fine and well, I've read about what the city has had to do over the years for the Bankhead. I've also read where money has gone in regards to Springtown Golf Course since the 70s. I suggest we focus on things that can self-sustain as fast as possible and offer the best, long term growth potential for our fine city. On the topic of the Bankhead (and yes I realize it is an OLD family in this city with influence) the current theater just seems out of sorts with how the downtown has evolved. Maintaining the character of our beautiful downtown should be paramount but we cannot deny what has drawn so many families (like my own) to this area. It IS the evolution of the downtown, the modernization (from where it was), the events and community. I've heard plenty of rhetoric about "small town feel" and the destruction of "our beloved Livermore" with the influx of horrible "tech families" like my own who are driving up prices and adding to the congestion. The fact of the matter is families like my own "tech family" bring money to this area. We bring business to our thriving restaurants and retail stores and we are a loyal bunch! Patronizing businesses in the downtown area, moving all medical to Livermore practices and engaging in the community. Please consider WHO will be living in your city in 10 years and how we will evolve together and temper that against the aged, naysayers who oppose change. I'm sure you know who the regular suspects are and I'm sure if you were involved in the original downtown revitalization effort, you have battled them before! One final parting ask? I love the quest for feedback but please, make a decision. 10/05/2017
yes 0.9 Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Housing (0) 10/05/2017
no 143.6 Hotel, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Housing, Public Finance (0) 10/05/2017
yes 2.5 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) A If they do a 4 or 5 story hotel needs to be located west of Livermore Ave , to avoid the "canyon" feel by Blacksmith Sq. and the conflicts over late night noise. I love the small venue outdoor music, but think this will be a problem for hotel or residence. 10/05/2017
yes 1.2 Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Retail, Public Finance (0) 10/05/2017
no 1639.1 Parking, Retail, Open Space, Housing, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location (0) 10/05/2017
yes 0.5 Open Space, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Parking, Public Finance, Hotel, Housing, Hotel Location (0) 10/05/2017
yes 3.9 Open Space, Retail, Community Character and Design, Parking, Hotel, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 10/04/2017
yes 1.1 Community Character and Design, Housing, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance (0) 10/04/2017
yes 2.8 Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Open Space, Parking, Hotel, Housing, Retail, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/04/2017
yes 0.9 Community Character and Design, Housing, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location (0) 10/04/2017
yes 2.3 Public Finance, Housing, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel Location, Parking, Community Character and Design, Retail, Open Space, Cultural Facilities (0) Only include cultural facilities if there is a sustainable, non-public funding source. The City of Livermore already has a rich mix of open space - including a wide variety parks and trails. There are currently plenty of places to gather outside in downtown. 10/03/2017
yes 1.1 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Housing, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Retail, Traffic and Circulation (0) 10/03/2017
yes 1.4 Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 10/03/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Housing, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Hotel (0) One of the biggest obstacles is having a Hotel. And the hotel wanting to design it's own without accepting input from Livermore. I have reviewed the drawings provided and don't think they are realistic. A 4-5 story building for residents will mimic Dublin and take away from the charm that is Livermore Downtown regardless of what it looks like. Any building in the new area should look like or have styling ques from the Historic Rail Road Station building that once resided in that lot. Parking should be one level below ground and one above. Three of these structures strategically place in the lot , and a third level could be for housing, office, and community centers. The balance between housing and Hotel is going to be tricky because of the interface options. If a Hotel is built on the lot I wouldn't want it to be the focal point as much as an accent. The green space in the parking lots should mimic 1st Street with the pillars of wisteria and drought tolerant trees tabebuia impetiginosa , low maintenance flowering, great canopy in maturity. Thank you for your time, Richard Lyon 10/03/2017
yes 0.8 Hotel Location, Hotel, Retail, Parking, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation (0) 10/02/2017
yes 0.8 Community Character and Design, Retail, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation (0) Livermore needs a new Christmas tree! Our tree looks like a giant SHRUB, and has not been trimmed to the shape of a Christmas tree....ever!! Last year I was in Pleasanton, standing under their gorgeous tree, looking up through the branches at the lights and decorative ornaments, wishing that my hometown could have a beautiful tree too! I'm sure it wouldn't cost much to have a local landscaper trim the Livermore "tree" or better yet replace it with a more festive and shapely Xmas tree for Santa to light! 10/02/2017
yes 2.6 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Housing, Open Space, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities (0) 10/02/2017
yes 1.4 Hotel, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Public Finance, Open Space, Hotel Location (0) A downtown hotel will bring visitors to our wineries, labs and businesses. The city desperately needs housing - I'm excited by the ideal of peoviding live/work space. We also need an art gallery and conference space. Open space is nice, but we already have a large gathering area in front of the Bankhead. Lizzie Fountain is well used, and I believe Livermorium Park will meed other needs for gathering spaces. The green in front of Strizzi's is almost completely unused and I fear it would be the same in this new space. 10/02/2017
yes 1.3 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) West side hotel first, second (of equal importance) minimum of two acres for a park (memorial to veterans and stockmen's contribution to Livermore history). 10/02/2017
yes 1.3 Community Character and Design, Hotel, Retail, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Housing (0) We don't need people living down town. We need a place where people want to come and enjoy themselves. Where it is convenient and safe. With all the high density housing being built it would be nice to have a place with a little open space. 10/01/2017
yes Open Space, Parking, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Retail, Housing (0) 09/30/2017
no 2530.3 Public Finance, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Housing, Open Space, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities (0) 09/30/2017
yes <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) Satisfied with the Downtown Westside A plan exactly as shown in drawing. 09/29/2017
yes 3.7 Cultural Facilities, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Housing (0) 09/29/2017
yes 1.1 Parking, Public Finance, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Housing, Hotel (0) 09/29/2017
no 16.8 Open Space, Housing, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Parking (0) 1) Mix housing and retail. Plenty of us want mixed use so we can have easy access to services more than space. 2) Deal with traffic and parking by prioritizing the transit the city already has. Both sites and most of downtown is a very short walk to the transit center. If downtown was more bikable that would help as well. Absolutely do not continue to throw money at a parking garage that will never pay for itself and will encourage driving when we need to be reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, take embedded greenhouse emissions into account in the whole process. 3) "Character" is important but is too often used as a reason to preserve in amber. The community has its own character that is largely a part of its people, not whatever building design we've enforced for years. 4) The squabble over the location has gone on far too long. A hotel will be nice, but the businesses you wish to support are not well suited to a hotel - the lab and wine country are not downtown focused. The inn on N Livermore and the Hilton in Springtown already suit those purposes which are driving dependent. Only the theater really pulls in that need downtown and by itself I don't know if it can support the hotel. Livermore needs to encourage expansion and development of the venues that really depend on a hotel in downtown - walkable entertainment, conferences - along with a hotel at the same time. Otherwise the tradeoff financial subsidy will be too large. 09/29/2017
yes 2.3 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) Speaking of hotels has Livermore ever considered the hotel concept that is been used in the wine country of Temecula, Ca. Rather then putting one hotel in their downtown area they are working with private investors to build several smaller boutique hotels at their winery locations. These smaller hotels are full service hotels that allow for ample parking; have conference, wedding, restaurant and entertainment facilities. Best of all they are funded with private capital. The city currently has 30 plus wineries with plans to develop 30 more. Several of these wineries will be all inclusive; will generate sales and real estate tax dollar revenue; will reduce downtown traffic congestion and serve to enhance the "Destination" value of their city. 09/29/2017
no 143.6 Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Housing (0) 09/29/2017
yes 0.7 Parking, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 09/28/2017
no 1653.7 Community Character and Design, Open Space, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Housing (0) 09/28/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Housing, Retail, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Open Space, Cultural Facilities (0) 09/27/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel Location, Hotel, Public Finance, Housing, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Parking (0) 09/27/2017
yes Hotel, Hotel Location, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Open Space, Housing, Parking, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation (0) 09/27/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Housing, Hotel, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation (0) 09/27/2017
yes Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Open Space, Hotel, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Hotel Location, Retail (0) 09/27/2017
yes <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) I think this whole project is a waste of money. It is so frustrating. I find it hard to believe Livermore needs a huge hotel, and all the other housing shown. Perhaps someone knows about a huge influx of people that I'm unaware of. 09/27/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Open Space, Housing, Retail, Cultural Facilities (0) please, please keep livermore's quiet, small-town charm. If we don't have enough parking, it will be congested, noisy, chaotic and stressful with tons of traffic and angry people looking for parking. also, buildings should be set back a few feet to allow for planters and greenery, I don't know why we are doing all these zero lot lines with no plants in front of buildings. It looks so harsh, unwelcoming and barren. 09/26/2017
yes Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Retail, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) 09/26/2017
yes 8718.1 <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) These are all important and can't be put in an order that makes sense. Making something that will last for hundreds of years and not get torn down and replaced by the latest trend or the newest powers that be should be considered. Don't make it cookie cutter just because it is cheapest. 09/26/2017
yes Housing, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Open Space, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities (0) More housing is important to me because Livermore rents are too high. I also think that we can improve the culture and character of Livermore downtown by adding people. Instead of an art museum, bring in artists! 09/26/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing, Open Space, Public Finance (0) 09/26/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Open Space, Hotel, Parking, Housing, Hotel Location, Public Finance (0) 09/26/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel Location, Hotel, Housing (0) 09/26/2017
yes Open Space, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 09/26/2017
yes Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 09/25/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Retail, Hotel, Housing, Hotel Location (0) If we blocked off downtown to traffic between S. Livermore and L St. (but build one or more parking facilities), the downtown street could be used as "open space" for the Farmer's Market and other events. This would also make outdoor dining MUCH better. 09/25/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Housing, Public Finance, Retail (0) 09/25/2017
yes Hotel Location, Hotel, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Retail, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Open Space (0) 09/24/2017
yes <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) 09/23/2017
yes Hotel, Hotel Location, Parking, Housing, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Retail (0) There should be some underground parking. I am worried that if the new development is dominated by retail we'll look too much like walnut creek. I like how all the local downtowns have their own look to them. What retail there is should be mostly boutique. 09/22/2017
yes <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) It is CRITICAL that we keep Livermore unique and it's place in the history of Northern California should be of greater significance when considering the design of any new structures. I don't want my town to look or feel like ANY other town in the Tri-Valley or beyond. 09/22/2017
yes Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Retail, Community Character and Design, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Cultural Facilities, Housing, Open Space (0) 09/22/2017
yes Open Space, Parking, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 09/22/2017
yes Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Community Character and Design, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Retail, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) Who is paying for this? Should be no public financing, as hopefully it all comes from the hotel and builders for residences. 09/22/2017
yes Open Space, Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Public Finance, Retail, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 09/22/2017
yes Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Open Space, Parking, Retail, Community Character and Design, Cultural Facilities, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) The housing seems like over kill. An overcrowded downtown will be avoided instead of enjoyed. 09/22/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Open Space, Public Finance, Cultural Facilities, Traffic and Circulation, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing, Parking, Retail (0) 09/21/2017
yes Community Character and Design, Open Space, Hotel, Retail, Parking, Cultural Facilities, Hotel Location, Traffic and Circulation, Public Finance, Housing (0) 09/21/2017
yes 313.8 Public Finance, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing, Retail, Traffic and Circulation, Parking, Open Space, Cultural Facilities (0) 09/21/2017
yes 2.1 Community Character and Design, Traffic and Circulation, Cultural Facilities, Open Space, Parking, Retail, Public Finance, Hotel, Hotel Location, Housing (0) 09/21/2017
yes Retail, Community Character and Design, Hotel, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Open Space, Cultural Facilities, Parking, Traffic and Circulation, Housing (0) I believe that we should use this priority moving forward 09/21/2017
yes <h4>Community Character and Design</h4>, <h4>Cultural Facilities</h4>, <h4>Hotel</h4>, <h4>Hotel Location</h4>, <h4>Housing</h4>, <h4>Open Space</h4>, <h4>Parking</h4>, <h4>Public Finance</h4>, <h4>Retail</h4>, <h4>Traffic and Circulation</h4> (0) HOTEL LOCATION - West Side PARKING + distributed in parking structures and surface parking OPEN SPACE - Bank Head to South L Street TRAFFIC & CIRCULATION - Balanced for no traffic congestion during peak uses weekly HOUSING - Grant a Master Developer the privilege to select the type of free market housing elements and to convert designated office and retail over to housing if necessary for full development. HOTEL COMMUNITY CHARACTER AND DESIGN CULTURAL FACILITIES PUBLIC FINANCE RETAIL 09/20/2017
yes Housing, Retail, Hotel, Community Character and Design, Hotel Location, Public Finance, Traffic and Circulation, Open Space, Parking, Cultural Facilities (0) I would like to see the sort of multistory living, with street level retail, that I see in the east side of Dublin, north of Dublin Ave. This seems a very livable arrangement, rather like what is successful in Europe, and I think it would do very well in our city center. 09/19/2017