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Archived News Release from 2007

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Planning Commission Certifies Downtown Precise Plan; City Council to Consider Approval

Redwood City, CA - February 12 , 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, on February 6th the Planning Commission approved the Plan, certified the Plan’s Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and recommended Council approval.

Now, the City Council will consider the Downtown Precise Plan at its meeting on February 26th, at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road beginning at 7 pm. The community is invited to join the Council’s discussion of this milestone for the future of Downtown Redwood City.

The Planning Commission took action to certify the Final EIR, and also adopted a Resolution of Intention to change the General Plan in the Precise Plan area.  As part of these actions, the Commission recommended that the City Council:

  • Amend the General Plan for the Downtown area;
  • Rezone the area to “Planned Community District” which is the zoning necessary for a Precise Plan;
  • Select the “Moderate Intensity Alternative” as the most appropriate level of development for the downtown; and
  • Approve the Draft Downtown Precise Plan per staff recommendation, including other minor revisions.

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. The Downtown Precise Plan and other documents are available online, and at City Hall and at all Redwood City libraries.

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Tom Passanisi
Senior Planner

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