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Molino Property Purchased

Apr 01, 2016 12:53PM ● By Jennifer Neys

Four of the five parcels of the Molino property located on Pleasant Hill Road have been purchased. Last March, several parcels of the Molino property were transferred to Mt. Diablo View Associates, LLC located in San Ramon. According to grant deed documents obtained through the county, the largest parcel of 3.4 acres, where the Molino home and ravioli factory are situated, is the parcel that remains. 

The entire 5.1 acres of Molino property is zoned R-10, allowing for medium density single-family residential land use at densities from 3.1 to 4.5 units per net acre. The minimum lot size is 10,000 square feet.  The developer may want a Planned Unit District (PUD), which would allow some of the development standards to be flexible. For example, smaller lot sizes, smaller setbacks between the property lines and the homes, but they would need justifications for a PUD.

It could be months before the city hears the new owner's proposal for development of the Molino property. In addition, The Molino home is listed in the city’s General Plan as a “Structure of Potential Historic Significance.” The Architectural Review Commission will need to evaluate the historical significance of the building.