Amazon grabs large chunks of land in eastern Pleasanton quarry areas
PLEASANTON – Amazon has bought large chunks of land in a lakes and quarry district east of Pleasanton, a deal that creates potential expansion sites for the e-commerce giant.
The acreage that Amazon acquired is in a section of Pleasanton that city officials began examining a decade ago as part of a repeated study effort that produced no firm plan for the area. largely underdeveloped area.
Amazon paid $ 75 million for the properties, according to documents filed Sept. 16 with the Alameda County Recorder’s Office.
The Seattle-based Amazon unit that took possession of Pleasanton’s huge package strip was Amazon.com Services.
Amazon.com Services is a technology titan’s commerce and delivery unit.
The seller was a subsidiary of Lionstone Investments, according to Alameda County documents.
Lionstone had owned the land since at least 2012, county records and city documents show.
The deed that has just been filed does not specifically show the acreage that Amazon purchased from the Lionstone subsidiary. That’s because county ownership documents say Amazon bought parts of some plots, but didn’t say how much.
However, 304 acres is the estimated amount of land Lionstone owned in the area which is what the real estate company sold to Amazon this month, according to a 2012 document released by the City of Pleasanton.
The document was a “preliminary substantive report” regarding the “specific East Pleasanton plan”.
Pleasanton has yet to make final decisions – or even definitive preliminary plans – regarding the future of this area.
However, this time around, Pleasanton may need to consider the potential of a job-rich Amazon commerce and delivery complex on the site.
Planning documents show that a variety of isolated uses were, at least as of 2012, scattered across the 304 acres.
“The Lionstone Group land is located in part within the city of Pleasanton limits,” the city’s 2012 study said. “It includes a small office building, a heavy equipment maintenance shop, limited storage space, a lubricant storage shed, and two temporary office buildings.”
Much of the acreage now owned by Amazon is on the corner of Stanley Boulevard and Valley Avenue and across from the Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area. Another section is near El Charro Road and Stoneridge Drive.
Some of the newly purchased plots are listed as vacant commercial land while others are listed as sand and gravel quarry sites, according to Alameda County records.
An Amazon.com trade and delivery complex could be consistent with commercial land uses.
The acreage that Amazon purchased is part of the 1,000-acre East Pleasanton specific plan area, which is in the larger quarry lands of Livermore-Amador Valley, according to the city’s 2012 report.
“This area has become the subject of planning interest by landowners and the Town of Pleasanton for future reuse and conservation,” the report said.