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Community Meeting on Issues to be Addressed in Environmental Impact Report for Redwood Shores Development Proposal – “Area H”

Redwood City , CA – December 15, 2006 - As the first step in the process of considering a Redwood Shores development proposal, the Redwood City Planning Commission has scheduled a Community Information Workshop/Public Hearing. The meeting will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at the Sandpiper Community Center, 797 Redwood Shores Parkway. Dessert and viewing of displays starts at 6:30 pm, and the meeting commences at 7:00 pm.

The focus of this workshop is to gather the community’s perspectives on what environmental impacts, concerns, and issues should be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) which will be prepared. In addition to documenting that crucial input at this meeting, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider making a recommendation to the City Council on initiating a Precise Plan for this proposal.

The EIR and a Precise Plan are elements which are necessary before decisions are made on the actual project proposal. The EIR is the planning document which describes the environmental impacts associated with the project, while the Precise Plan is a planning tool which outlines the acceptable uses, site layout, and design criteria for possible development on the parcel.

The site of the proposed project, commonly known as “Area H,” is a 109-acre privately-held parcel located in northeastern Redwood Shores. Also proposed for development is an adjacent five-acre site known as Indian Creek. The owner has submitted a conceptual design plan and applications for General Plan and Zoning Map amendments, and has requested initiation of a Precise Plan for these sites. Together, the proposals include 144 town homes, a 450-student elementary school, a three-acre neighborhood park, and restoration of 94 acres of wetlands. Initial information concerning this project is available online.

This workshop has a specific focus on identifying items to be addressed in the EIR; there will be other opportunities in the future to discuss the specific elements of the project, its positives and negatives, and how it may or may not fit with the needs of the community.

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Tom Passanisi
Senior Planner
(650) 780-7234


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