Less Steinbeck, More Stockton: Red’s Station On The Way Out

Fischer says you’ll never notice it. Who needs to? As if anyone from P.G. will afford the 10 apartments in this block.

Now
Reds Station

Future. Notice that the new 5th floor of the Holman is missing in the drawing.
Reds Station Replacement

“The residents who live on Walnut or 10th Street or Asilomar Avenue won’t even notice anything — they won’t even see or hear the changes downtown. In fact, most of the city will see no change except that the city has more money to take care of their streets,” added Fischer.

Now, the project will be put on the city’s water wait list. While the last time the gas station there was modified was in 1992 (after being built in 1957) it is not on the city’s historic resources inventory. Still, there’s a great history behind the original gas station that once existed there. That was the Flying A service station that was owned and operated by Everett “Red” Williams. Known as Red’s, it was where John Steinbeck and other characters of the time in the 1930s would often congregate.

Less Steinbeck, More Stockton: Red’s Station On The Way Out

Red’s Station Gets No Love

Tear it down, ask for a FOUR STORY BUILDING in it’s place.

Reds Station

Gerald Leigh had proposed a larger four-story building
that included 14 residential units, two workforce housing units and 32 parking spaces, but withdrew the proposal after citizen complaints. He resubmitted plans for a smaller three-story building minus the affordable housing element and with only 10 market-rate residences and 20 parking spaces.

Stupid things Moe says

“Since the chamber recruited the developer and worked so
hard to gain its approval, [the city’s OK of the project] is the
highlight of my 25-year career at the chamber,” Ammar said.

Red’s Station Gets No Love

Gerald Leigh Properties Wants To Cancel Mega Building

Quickly backs out over a complaint. Are they using that complaint to reduce the mass of building by removing those pesky affordable apartments?

Reds Station

Gerald Leigh Properties had proposed tearing down the decrepit 3,472-square-foot building at 522 Lighthouse Ave. and building a four-story, 43,912-square-foot structure with 14 market-rate townhomes, workforce townhomes, retail shops, a restaurant and an underground parking garage with 32 spaces.

“Our suspicions are that the applicant is going to go back to his original proposal” which does not contain any affordable townhomes, Brodeur said.

Gerald Leigh Properties Wants To Cancel Mega Building