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Cargill Saltworks project report now available
Bonnie Eslinger, Daily News, 8/20/11

The scoping report for the proposed development of the Cargill Saltworks site in Redwood City is now available, city officials announced Friday.
 
The report collected and summarized public comments offered during a six-month period about what the upcoming environmental impact report should evaluate regarding the project such as potential alternatives, environmental issues and mitigation measures that should be further analyzed.
 
While many of the submitted comments related to the proposed content of the EIR, others offered opinions on the project itself and were not as relevant, city spokesman Malcolm Smith said in a prepared statement.
 
Developers DMB are proposing what they call the “50-50 Balanced Plan,” which calls for 50 percent of the 1,400-acre site to be used for parks, open space and restored tidal marsh. The other half would be mixed use with up to 12,000 new homes.
 
The plan has ignited debate between those who want more housing and pro-environmental groups who think it is tantamount to filling in the Bay. DMB is updating the project description and will submit it later this year, Smith said.
 
Once the city receives it, a second notice of preparation for the EIR will be issued and a second review period will begin.
 
The scoping report and all comments are available on the city’s project information website at www.redwoodcity.org/phed/planning/saltworks.
 

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