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City Council Schedules Public Hearing on “The Preserve at Redwood Shores” Development Proposal

Redwood City, CA - January 15, 2008 - The City Council of Redwood City will be considering a number of key aspects of the proposed development in Redwood Shores, known as The Preserve at Redwood Shores, at their meeting on Monday, January 28, 2008. The meeting starts at 7 pm, and takes place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road. The community is invited and encouraged to attend and participate in this public hearing.

At this meeting, the City Council will consider approval of proposed General Plan and Zoning Map Amendments, a Precise Plan for the project site, and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

This is the culmination of a lengthy public and City review process, which included creation of a draft and final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), numerous public hearings and meetings, and detailed review, approval, and recommendation by the Redwood City Planning Commission.

If the City Council approves these documents, the project will then move forward through the City 's Planned Community Permit Process, which will entail a more detailed review of the project 's actual plans and specifications. A Draft EIR was previously prepared to examine the potential environmental effects of the project, and was circulated for public review and comment. The Final EIR was certified by the Redwood City Planning Commission at a public meeting on December 18, 2007.

Both the EIR and a Precise Plan are elements which are necessary before final decisions are made on a 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 is comprised of two vacant parcels totaling approximately 114.5 acres and is proposed to include 144 to 158 residential town homes, an elementary school, a 3.5-acre neighborhood park, and approximately 90+ acres of restored wetlands including levees and public access trails. More information on this project is available at, by pulling down the “ Hot Topics” menu and selecting “ The Preserve at Redwood Shores” (direct link).

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Tom Passanisi
Senior Planner
(650) 780-7234


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