PLEASANTON HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 5069 Pleasanton CA 94566 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

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This organization has a board of local residents who have restored heritage homes in Berkeley, Oakland and Pleasanton. Board members have developed property in downtown Pleasanton and at least one board member is a recognized expert on the American Arts and Crafts movement as well a regular contributor to American Bungalow and Style 1900, two national magazines on the subject.
PHA's 200+ members and former members include a City Council Member and a recent City Council candidate.
This organization recognizes excellence in heritage home restoration and renovation with it's annual Heritage Award. Winners proudly display their bronze plaques on the fronts of their homes.
PHA regularly publishes a newsletter that offers tips for home restoration and links to sites that are useful for heritage homeowners.
These folks dedicate countless unpaid hours to the preservation of Pleasanton's Historic Downtown. neighborhoods..

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Rating: 5 stars  

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This is an organization made up of historic home owners who realized that the city did not have language to protect historic property. This organization is made up of over 200 members and supporters, many of whom saw the loss of historic buildings and residences to development and demolition, forever lost to historic Pleasanton. The city council established a task force to clarify existing guidelines and to provide some assurances for residents that their neighborhoods would not be demolished to make way for oversized mansions, and that residents would have a voice, beyond the developers, in what they want their neighborhood to look like today and in the future. Thanks to our many members and supporters, the city has weighed in on how they want to preserve historic Pleasanton for future generations. The Pleasanton Heritage Association is made up of volunteers who do not stand to profit from developing properties but are a growing group of private citizens who want to take back their historic neighborhoods. Follow us on our Facebook Group page and at our website established to provide informative articles and recognition of owners for their wonderful preservation of buildings and residences in Pleasanton's historic neighborhoods.

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Continue to work closely with all change agents within the city to inform, educate, and establish recognition for our wonderful historic buildings and homes that make Pleasanton such a desirable community in which to reside.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

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This is a special interest group made up of relatives and friends to a limited self-serving mission veiled with the pretense of serving the greater community. They are self-appointed novices without legitimate authority in the area of heritage homes. For the most part, members of the PHA simply purchased old homes in the downtown Pleasanton area. They are basically neighborhood bullies creating red tape for homeowners and developers who are required to go through an extensive design review process with the notoriously restrictive City of Pleasanton's building department adhering to a thick book of regulations of the Downtown Specific Plan. Although this writer appreciates the proactive nature of addressing neighborhood opposition to building projects, the PHA is speaks for a very small fraction of the citizens of this historically rich town.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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