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Saltworks developer seeks answers from feds

San Francisco Business Times, 6/1/12

Cargill and its development partner DMB Pacific Ventures are requesting a formal decision whether and to what extent federal agencies believe they have jurisdiction over the Saltworks site in Redwood City under federal law.

The request is being made jointly to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Saltworks team recently said it intends to bring forward to Redwood City a smaller, mixed-use project proposal that is confined to a development footprint less than half of the acreage of the earlier “50/50 Balanced Plan” proposal. This consolidated development footprint will leave the remainder of the site available for restoration and related uses.

The developers said the revised development plan will be confined to areas of the 1,433-acre salt plant that are of oldest industrial use. From a physical perspective, the area where the revised plan will now be focused is the most heavily manipulated — filled, engineered, and leveled as crystallizer beds for the final stages of industrial salt-making over the last 100 years — and the least suited to being recreated as marshland.

 

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