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Pleasant Hill May Get A Library, A Park And Ballfields – And New Homes

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From the City of Pleasant Hill:

Pleasant Hill, CA – The City of Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa County and the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District have approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides a framework for proposed future development of two properties, currently owned by Contra Costa County, along Oak Park Blvd. and Monticello Avenue.

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District also owns a portion of one of the properties, and its interests are incorporated with the County’s via a joint powers agreement. The combined 15 acres of land is proposed to be used for a new Pleasant Hill Community Library, new park & recreation uses, and a proposed housing development of single family homes. The MOU also details anticipated cost sharing by the three agencies for public infrastructure improvements along Monticello Avenue and Oak Park Blvd, in the vicinity of the two properties.

The land parcels in question are the current library site, which is approximately five acres, and a large, vacant 10-acre site, bordered by Oak Park Blvd., Monticello Avenue, Pleasant Hill Middle School and Grayson Creek. The 10-acre site is proposed to be subdivided into two approximately equal parcels for a new library and park uses.

The library would be located at the southern end of the site along Oak Park Blvd. The park would run parallel to the Middle School track and field area at the north end of the site. The County is proposing to use the site of the current library (approximately 4.8 acres) for a single family homes development. For more information on this proposed project, go to www.oakparkblvdresidential.com.

The new library is scheduled to begin construction in the fall of 2019 with anticipated completion in summer of 2021. For more details on the library project, go to www.pleasanthillca.org/library.