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Planning Commission to Consider Certification of Downtown Precise Plan EIR & Recommendation to City Council

Redwood City, CA - January 18 , 2007 - For several years, City staff, members of the community, and the Redwood City Planning Commission have been working together to create a blueprint for the long-term view of what our Downtown will be – this blueprint is the Downtown Precise Plan. After numerous community workshops and meetings, a Draft Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) have been prepared. The Planning Commission will consider certification of the FEIR and a recommendation to the City Council to consider adoption of the Draft Downtown Precise Plan at its meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, 2007. The meeting begins at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at 1017 Middlefield Road.

The community is invited to attend and participate in the Planning Commission’s consideration. The City Council will be briefed by staff on the progress and status of the Downtown Precise Plan at its regular public meeting on February 5 th, 7:00 pm in the Council chambers.

The Draft Downtown Precise Plan outlines our Downtown’s future urban design, land uses, housing, architectural styles and other developmental aspects. It was developed with a great deal of community involvement and input, as people shared ideas and opinions, and helped the City to move forward in producing this important blueprint for the future. At this meeting, the Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to the City Council to adopt the Downtown Precise Plan. The Draft Downtown Precise Plan is available online, and at City Hall, and at all Redwood City libraries.

A Draft EIR was prepared for this project to determine and assess potential environmental impacts related to implementation of the Plan. This document was circulated for public review and comment, and the City held two public hearings to solicit public comments. A final EIR has now been prepared which includes responses to all comments received. The Planning Commission will also consider certification of the Final EIR at the February 6 meeting. Certification is not project approval; actual project review and consideration of approval will occur following certification of the FEIR. Copies of the FEIR will be available for review beginning on January 29 th at the Redwood City Planning Department, City libraries, and on the City’s web site.

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Tom Passanisi
Senior Planner
(650) 780-7234


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