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Pinole Vacancies: What Would You Like to See Here?

The city owns this San Pablo Avenue property.

This vacant lot, owned by the city of Pinole, grows a lot of weeds but no tax revenue. It's in the 800 block of San Pablo Avenue, across the avenue from and the .

The land is sandwiched between McMullen Glass Co. and the office of general contractors, a mixed-use building that also includes four apartment units.

What would be the best use for this bereft plot of land? Submit your opinion in the comment box below.

George Parsons July 08, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Sadly, the city owns too much property that generates nothing but weeds...Would like to see, or to have seen, a much more aggressive effort to fill our empty lots and spaces. While everyone has an opinion on what the right business is for any location, and certainly what the wrong business is...the bottom line is, we need to fill our vacancies.
None July 08, 2012 at 05:25 PM
It would be interesting to me to see a map showing all the property our city "Owns." I do not understand why a city would be in the property business in the first place. Is there a shortage of Real Estate Companies and property management firms? How many business' rent or lease their property or their present location from the city?
jon cyr July 08, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Off Subject....Whats going on at the old Blockbuster/Wells Fargo building parking lot? anyone have the low-down?
Angela Crandell July 08, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Panera Bread Company and possibly Kaye Jewelers. The way they have the parking lot blocked off right now needs to be adjusted ASAP. What a nightmare!
Rob Shea (Editor) July 08, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Good suggestion, Richard. The city has a list of all the vacant properties it owns. I'll look into creating a map of them.
SalthePlumber July 09, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Any commercial building fronting San Pablo Ave, will need a parking area and a reasonable ingress/egress or there will be problems there...
Barry Shea July 09, 2012 at 08:39 AM
Muslim Center. Any discussion on this, folks?
Barry Shea July 09, 2012 at 08:41 AM
Prayin' ya'll still have a sense of humor!

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