See 13 photos I snapped of the land and views from the middle of this lot on 3-28-21.
16860 Robey Dr, Castro Valley 94578 (County area of San Leandro). APN 80A-221-20-2, Lot # 16. Lot size is approxmately 4,185.1 Square Feet (approx 0.096 acre)
This lot is the one to build on!
Call Ruben at Alameda County Planning at 510-670-5400 to confirm this lot is buildable and exempt from the "Certificate of Compliance" needed for lots smaller than 5,000 SqFt,
because the County approved line adjustment in the 1980s (grandfathered in).
Approx 2 minutes to the FWY 580 on-ramp, Dead-end street, Classic up-slope Mediterranean-like terraced lot above the street.
See geotechnical soils & other reports below* for two 1 foot borings
Official grading plan is here.
The home next door, 16872 Robey Dr, was also owned & built in 1989 by the same owner/seller of this lot, & sold by me in 2000.
See comps below**.
ALL utilities installed on the lot:
Gas, Water, Sewer LINES - NOT THE METERS - These utility LINES were brought onto the lot.
Where do they end? Call 811 during escrow to have them painted on the ground.
Note: Electricity is dropped down from overhead power lines.
I have not verified this list for accuracy or completeness.
The meters and all necessary permits & fees are buyer's responsibility.
Asking Price: Only $199,000!
1) 17208 President Dr Sold for $251,000.,0.21 miles away. NO electrical, sewer, water or gas on the property.
2) 17209 President Dr Sold for $210,000. NO Utilities. NOT ON SITE: Electricity, Gas, Sewer. NO Reports. Downslope. No panoramic view. Narrow view of part of Bay.
3) No house # Robey Dr, Sold for $125,000, seems "unbuildable." NO utilities, NO reports. The neighbor behind purchased it.
16860 faces the San Francisco Bay w/180 degree views from Marin to Santa Cruz Mtns, incl. the bay, multiple cities, bridges, and many other features in between these two points.
A Pad on the lot has been partly (about half) shaved / excavated. Once you know your floor plan, your contractor will advise you what's needed.
Unobstructed sunset views every night!
16872 *** was built using a "key lot," the same foundation seller recommends for this lot.
Seller knows the homes and lots in the area since the mid 1980s, and shakes his head 'not very buildable' as to the value of the lot for sale down the street at $125,000, which has a bad elevation, making it very difficult to build on, let alone where the very steep drive way & garage would be. They have no reports, no soils report, no survey, no utilties on the lot. Seller says "no one wants to build on that lot."
16860 's driveway is best positioned so that one enters from the street from the northwest corner at an angle heading southeast. Consult your architect and contractors per the house plans you want. Seller's plans, available on request, were drawn up based on the previous owner's request.
The Seller has built two homes, 16872 and their current residence in Alamo. On 16872 , he used one contractor for the foundation, another for the house construction itself.
Seller's Vacant Land Questionnaire
Robey 16860 Grading Plan.pdf
* Land Survey, Soils Enginner Geotechnical Report & Documents provided by Seller
Lamb Land Survey for "Boundary Line Adjustment"
Lot Boundary Line adjustment approval page BA 23-91

Grading Permit Exemption 1986

Alexander Buller, Engineer, Geotechnical investigations - Proposed Grading
A. Buller Site Plan map with 2 bores marked

Available upon request by delivery only

 John Nicely, Architect, floor plan drawing at 1/4" = 1' scale.


Van Maren & Assoc. Structural Engineers Grading Plan at 1" = 10' scale.

*** 16872 Dr, next door, also once owned and built by Seller, built in 1989 with 3,500 SqFt, current value approx. $921,000.
Most recent comparable Lot sale is at 17208 President Dr, Sold at $251,000 - see mls# ML81726858 approx. 0.21 miles away, closed escrow 11-9-2018.
Below are the approximate existing home values in the immediate area, per National Assoc of Realtors' RPR AI value estimator, 30+ year old homes.
Preliminary Title Report...
Natural Hazards Zone Disclosure Report Summary...
16860 MLS Listing as of 1-4-2021:

* All measurements are rounded up and are approximate. All information is deemed accurate but is not guaranteed by agents or seller herein.
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