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Council opposes Saltworks development

Daily Journal, 2/11/10

The Menlo Park City Council voted 4 to 1 of a resolution opposing a proposed development at the former Saltworks site in Redwood City.

Vice Mayor John Boyle voted in opposition.

The Menlo Park City Council has made no secret of its unhappiness with the development proposal before the Redwood City Council — councilmembers Kelly Fergusson and Andy Cohen first raised the idea of a resolution in October — but didn’t take a formal stance until Tuesday night’s meeting. The Redwood City Council has also made clear its frustration with the Menlo Park council even considering a resolution, saying the proposal needs to work its way through the process.

The project in question, known as the 50-50 Balanced Plan, calls for 50 percent of the 1,436-acre site to be preserved for permanent open space, public recreation and tidal marsh restoration and the remaining half be developed into housing, schools, parks and retail and transit facilities.

The Redwood City Council last week held a study session on the application and agreed to go ahead with the environmental impact review.

The Belmont City Council has also considered formally opposing the plan.


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