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Nov 27, 2016 09:48AM ● Published by Don and Norma Flaskerud

Norma Flaskerud

Pleasant Hill can use more affordable housing; watch for it.  The Pleasant Hill non-profit Rehabilitation Services of Northern California wants to build affordable senior housing on its 4-acre property on Golf Club Road near DVC. This would include a new facility for the organization, 34 assisted living units for seniors with moderate incomes, and 82 residential units for low-income seniors with multiple chronic health conditions, as an alternative to nursing homes. The 67 year-old nonprofit provides day care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, social activities, and P/T, with other therapies. The goal is to allow residents to age in a place with wraparound services they need. Feasibility and funding work is in progress.


The end of an era is how the November 4th Pleasant Hill-Martinez Record described the razing of the Molino family homestead on Pleasant Hill Road.  I can remember my father taking me there when I was little to buy ravioli. Most of us have similar memories, dating back decades, and were saddened to see the old home go. The Molino family turned out the ravioli they were known for for more than fifty years! After Margherita Molino died in 2014, her estate, including the 5-acre homestead on Pleasant Hill Rd., was in turmoil, forcing the heirs to sell. The new owners, Mt. Diablo View Associates, razed the pair of houses right away but have yet to submit a development application to the city. Under current zoning, the owners can build about 18 single-family homes. A more detailed story, including the Molino family story, is in the above-mentioned article in the East Bay Times.


City of Pleasant Hill Senior Planner Troy Fujimoto advised that a subdivision is proposed near the intersection of Taylor Blvd. and Mercury Way on the hillside south of Taylor and east of Mercury. An 18-home PUD has been proposed, with 6000 sq. ft. lot sizes, smaller than normal. The intent is to preserve the hilltop. 


With new construction comes the opportunity to upgrade your home to a newer one without leaving Pleasant Hill. If that interests you, have us over to evaluate what your home would likely sell for.  With this information you can decide if a change works or not.  As things develop, we will share information. No one knows yet what the prices, sizes of homes, or timeline for completion will be, but change is coming, and we will keep track of it and report back to you. 


Call The Flaskerud Team for all your real estate needs.  Don and Norma: 925-338-2980 or or

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