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The next meeting of the SHO Board of Directors will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014. More...


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Welcome to Saranap!

Saranap is an appealing community oasis, ideally located in Central Contra Costa County, and bordered by Lafayette on the west, Walnut Creek on the east, Rossmoor on the south, and Highway 24 on the north. The Saranap Homeowners Organization was founded in 2009 to give Saranap homeowners a true independent voice dedicated to preserving and fostering the established character and quality of the Saranap as a semi-rural, low-density, residential neighborhood. Membership in the Saranap Homeowners Organization is open to all Saranap homeowners.

Go to our About Us page and learn more about the Saranap Homeowners Organization.

Go to our Join Us! page for information about how to join your fellow Saranap homeowners — your neighbors.

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Latest Updates...

For Immediate Release

Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform roadwork starting August 19, 2014 through the week of August 29, 2014. The Public Works Department maintenance crews will place a chip seal in the areas identified below. A chip seal involves spraying liquid asphalt on the pavement followed by the spreading of a layer of small aggregate (rock) that is embedded into the oil. The majority of the work will occur between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, however sweeping of excess rock may occur up until 10:00 p.m. and some Saturday work may be required.

Week of August 18, Saranap Area: There may be up to 15 minute traffic delays on Olympic Boulevard, Boulevard Way, Camino Diablo and the adjacent residential area. This includes Saranap Avenue, Lucy Lane, and adjacent streets.

Proposed Hall Equities Group “Saranap Village” project on Boulevard Way

Hall Equities Group requested that the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors make a change to the County Plan for the unincorporated Saranap area in Contra Costa County. Their request, authorized by the Board of Supervisors, is to enter into a consideration of Hall Equities Group's proposal to change the zoning of several parcels on Boulevard Way and Saranap Avenue to MU Mixed Use designation in combination with a P-1 Planned Unit District to accommodate their proposed Saranap Village project (click here for a pdf copy of the request for the authorization of General Plan Amendment Study sent by Hall Equities Group to the Board of Suprevisors and the Department of Conservation and Development).

Approval is pending for this proposal to study a change in zoning in Saranap (click here to access a pdf copy of the rezoning study proposal submitted to the Board of Supervisors by the Department of Conservation and Development). Approval of the rezoning study does not mean the rezoning is approved, just the study to determine the impacts of the rezoning.

If the rezoning is approved, and the Board of Supervisors approves the change to the Contra Costa County General Plan, it will allow large residential buildings to be constructed in Saranap, up to seven stories above grade level as being proposed for the Saranap Village project (click here for the Hall Equities Group Saranap Village website and their preliminary design drafts for the project). Note that rezoning approval will will not be an automatic approval of the Saranap Village project which will require a separate applicaiton that will require an EIR (Environmental Impact Report) and a traffic study.

All of this is going to take time. The Saranap Homeowners Organization is going to keep track of progress and will report it to the community on this website. Check back as we track the project as it progresses to show the impacts on the Saranap community.

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Sufism Reoriented Sanctuary Project

At this project has entered the construction phase, it is important for members of the Saranap Homeowners Organization to help the neighborhood by watching the progress and make sure there are no deviations that are obvious as we pass the site during our travels.

If you see something that you feel is a problem at the construction site, or regarding street cleaning on Boulevard Way, or with the empty and filled haul truck routes or if they are idling without moving for over two minutes, let us know at info@saranap.org.

There's more information about the project, with links to important documents, on our Projects page (click here to go to our article).

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Electronic and Other Waste: Recycling and Disposal Sites

We've updated our list of ewaste donation sites in the Saranap and nearby locations in Central Contra County County on our Information About the Saranap Community page. The list includes sites where you can return single-use and rechargeable batteries, and to dispose of unneeded pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications, and a link to information about recycling and disposal of other materials and items.

Information About CERT

Click here to go to our CERT page for information about the Walnut Creek Community Emergency Response Team and how those of us who live in the Saranap community can participate in this important program that provides training so everyone is ready to provide person-to-person emergency aid to help ourselves and our neighbors. The next CERT training class will be held Wednesday evenings from April 18 thru May 23. Go to Sign up for a CERT class for class details and information about registering.


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 Header Image: Saranap Railway Station, 1930's / Paul Borgwardt photo collection