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Redwood City Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report; Planning Commission Schedules Public Hearing on “The Preserve at Redwood Shores” Development Proposal

Redwood City, CA - September 24, 2007 - The City of Redwood City has completed and made available for a 45-day review period the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for “The Preserve at Redwood Shores” (Area H) development proposal. The 45-day public review and comment period began on September 24, and will continue through November 7, 2007. Concurrently, the Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, October 16 starting at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1017 Middlefield Road, to provide an opportunity for the community to directly comment on both the Draft EIR and the Draft Precise Plan for this development proposal.

No decisions on the project will be made at this public hearing. Actual project review and discussion of the specific elements of the project will occur at future meetings, to which the community will be invited and encouraged to participate. The purpose of this public hearing is for the community to comment on the specifics of the Draft EIR and Draft Precise Plan.

All interested members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend the Planning Commission’s public hearing, as well as to review and comment on the Draft EIR and Draft Precise Plan. Written comments on these documents should be mailed to Tom Passanisi, Principal Planner, City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063. Comments may also be faxed to 650-780-0128 or emailed to

The Draft EIR is available for review online (or by pulling down the “Hot Topics” menu and selecting “The Preserve at Redwood Shores”), in the Planning Services department at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, and at Redwood City’s main and branch libraries.

The Draft EIR addresses a variety of community and City perspectives on the potential environmental impacts, concerns, and issues that may be involved with this development 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 “Preserve at Redwood Shores” project, also known as “Area H,” is comprised of two vacant parcels totaling approximately 114.5 acres and is proposed to include 144 to 158 residential townhomes, a 400 to 450-student elementary school, a 3.5-acre neighborhood park, and approximately 90+ acres of restored wetlands including levees and public access trails.

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Tom Passanisi
Senior Planner
(650) 780-7234


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