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Saltworks general manager resigns

By Steve Penna
Special to the Daily Journal, 5/16/12

John Bruno, the senior vice president and general manager of DMB Associates, Inc., has resigned to take a new position as president of San Jose Construction.

Bruno was responsible for leading the development efforts of DMB Redwood City Saltworks. The Saltworks is a joint venture formed between Cargill Inc. and DMB Associates Inc. to determine the future use of the 1,433-acre Saltworks property in Redwood City.

On May 7, the Redwood City Council agreed by default to shelve the Saltworks development plan stalled for three years without a project description necessary to complete the application and finish environmental reviews of the controversial proposal.

The council did not take any vote, however, as it was a moot point coming after developer DMB Redwood City Saltworks announcement the previous Thursday to formally withdraw its 50-50 balanced plan while working on a scaled-back option. The 50-50 Balanced Plan called for reserving 50 percent of the land as permanent open space, public recreation and tidal marsh restoration and develop the remaining half into housing, schools, parks and retail and transit facilities. Up to 12,000 homes would have been built under this plan.

DMB Associates is one of the largest private landowners in California with seven projects that total more than 100,000 acres.


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