Patterson Development - Enough Is Enough!
Patterson family has already developed over 5,000
houses in the Ardenwood/Forest Park area, the
densest part of Fremont. They have made millions.
Due to high-density development
in Forest Park, most of the streets are only fire lanes
where parking is not allowed [pictured at right; click
In the 2006 Fremont election, per public records,1
the Patterson family
contributed $600,000 against Measure K (the open space
No family members live in Fremont. They live
in Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Menlo
Park, Corte Madera, and Orinda, and out of state
in Nevada, Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho.
lot adjacent to the Coyote Hills Natural Area, the
15.5-acre Tupelo lot, was sold by the Patterson family
for over $63 million2 for high-density
development. 276 three-story condos and
townhouses, and houses (pictured below) are being built on
this lot (designated as a high-risk liquefaction zone by
the USGS in 2006) bounded by Tupelo, Paseo Padre, Ardenwood
Blvd, and Tan Oak.
For a density comparison, in nearby Union City, the
Talavera housing development located on Lowry Road (next
to Alameda Creek) is one where only 178 houses
are being built on 40 acres.
Why are the Pattersons proposing another 520 housing
units, in front of Coyote Hills park in
an already overcrowded area? Current zoning in the
Fremont General Plan allows only 266 houses on the site.
With hundreds of undeveloped lots in Fremont,
smart growth (houses,
retail, sports park) can be planned near transit and
existing stores. Fremont residents want to preserve open
space, a gateway to the city, and scenic views.
In surveys of Fremont voters conducted by David Binder
Research in 2002 and 2006, over 70% wanted no
development directly in front of Coyote Hills Regional
2007 Fremont General Plan online survey,
56% of respondents enjoyed visiting Coyote Hills Park
and 43% Alameda Creek Trail, and planned to visit
again. In the same survey,
85% of respondents ranked parks and open space as a
high/very high priority,
the most highly desired of 16 qualities
for the General Plan Update.
1Fair Political Practices Commission filings
8/18/06 and 10/25/06, Committee Against the Patterson
Ranch Initiative, Measure K.
Alameda County Assessor's Office, Oakland, CA