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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

Community Invited to Workshop on Costco Expansion/Gas Station Proposal;
Draft Environmental Impact Report Now Available

Redwood City, CA - November 8 , 2006 - Interested community members are invited to a special Community Information Workshop to learn about and discuss the proposed Costco Warehouse Store and Gas Station project. The Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 30th, 2006 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room, located at 2600 Middlefield Road. (click here for Redwood City's Costco Proposal informational web page)

Redwood City is hosting this Community Information Workshop to provide an opportunity for the public to learn and talk about the proposed Costco expansion and gas station project. A professional facilitator will lead this Workshop, during which Costco representatives will make a project presentation and City staff will be available to answer questions about the overall process and schedule. This is a great opportunity for all interested community members to share comments, suggestions, and concerns about the proposal.

To make it more convenient for community members to attend, the City will be serving snacks and beverages, offering Spanish translation, and providing free child care (ages 3 and older). Participants needing child care should call 780-7234 to reserve space.

In 2005, Costco submitted an application to Redwood City to demolish their existing building and replace it with a new, larger Costco retail warehouse building in the back corner of their existing property. Their proposal includes a new Costco gas station with 16 vehicle fueling positions.

Since receiving the initial application the City has been preparing studies of the proposed project, and has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project.

Copies of the DEIR are available for viewing as of November 8, 2006 at City Hall and the Downtown and branch Libraries, and on the City’s webpage.

Community members are encouraged to comment on the DEIR during the public comment period, from November 8th through December 23rd, 2006. Written comments or questions should be sent to Jill Ekas, Project Planner, at 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063, or via email. More information about this or other Planning Services projects is available by calling 780-7234.

The City is committed to partnering with the community to ensure a purposeful public involvement in creating the Downtown Precise Plan, and to continue to engage and involve the community at every point in the process.

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Contact:
Jill Ekas
Planning Manager
(650) 780–7298

 
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