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November 15, 2017 
Pleasanton Planning Commission calls Irby Ranch 'a terrific project!'

The city of Pleasanton's Planning Commission gave an initial but enthusiastic endorsement to Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch at its regularly scheduled October 25 meeting. Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch, a planned residential community for individuals with special needs was on the agenda for its first specific community workshop. While the concept of a future site was approved last year by the Planning Commission as part of the Irby Ranch subdivision, October's workshop represented the first look the commissioners had on the specific floor plans, landscaping and overall site design for the Sunflower Hill parcel.  

Designed by Dahlin Architects of Pleasanton, SFH at Irby Ranch will offer one bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and a gathering space in a community similar to senior living.  Planned on site amenities for residents include an exercise room, jacuzzi, community room, makerspace, sports court and meal plans and activities designed to lead a full life.   

Sunflower Hill is partnering with affordable housing leader SAHA on the creation of the property. In addition, SAHA will handle day to day operations and onsite property management. 

Sunflower Hill will return to the Planning Commission in early 2018 for the final review (and hopefully approval!) of the project. Pleasanton's Housing Commission and City Council review will follow shortly thereafter. If approved, Sunflower Hill will immediately pursue tax credits and final financing with a possible groundbreaking as early as December 2018.   

For additional information on the October 25 Planning Commission visit here.

For more information on the site plans and floor plans, visit the SFH Irby Ranch web page. And you can sign up on the interest list here


SFH Gardens Holiday in the Gardens on Dec. 9
You can register here  for this fun event!

Please note: 
Sunflower Hill Gardens will be closed over the holidays on:
November 23-26
December 23-January 1
We will also be closed on heavy rain days
SFH Accepting Applications for Board Positions
Sunflower Hill is currently accepting applications for new Board of Directors positions. Specifically, we are looking for applicants with a background in law, HR, controller/finance, and I.T. expertise. To apply, you can find our online application here .

Join Us at Rubino Estates Winery for their Annual Sip 'N Shop!

Please join us at Rubino Estates Winery for a night of shopping and wine! Various local vendors will be showcasing their newest goodies and Rubino will be selling wine by the glass or bottle as well as their retail products at a discount. Sunflower Hill will receive all the proceeds from the raffle tickets sales. It was so much fun last year and we hope you will join us again (or for the first time) this year!

Date:  Thursday, November 30th 
Time:  6:30-9:00 p.m.
Address: 1188 Vineyard Avenue, Pleasanton
Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund
We are very pleased to announce that Sunflower Hill will be a recipient of the Pleasanton Weekly's 2017 Holiday Fund! We are incredibly grateful to be a recipient again this year and honored to be included alongside the other valuable nonprofits that continue do much needed work in our community. This year's Holiday Fund campaign will officially launch on November 24. M ore information on how to donate to this year's PW Holiday Fund will be online and in upcoming issues of the Pleasanton Weekly, on our  Facebook Page and in our December newsletter.

Thank you again, Pleasanton Weekly!

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