Inner Harbor Specific Plan

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Project Update 

No further work on the IHSP is scheduled at this time, and the land-based proposals will be considered independently. The Inner Harbor Task Force completed a significant amount of work in helping to develop the draft IHSP, and the Guiding Principles developed as part of the planning process will continue to help guide future City decisions in this location and data developed in the creation of the draft IHSP will be used to analyze the land-based projects. Furthermore, the information contained within the Draft IHSP and EIR will be used in several other areas moving forward:

  • Infrastructure planning
  • Parks and open space planning
  • Development of impact fees and potential community benefits
  • Future environmental impact analyses

Public Involvement

We would encourage all those involved in the creation of the 2010 General Plan and the draft Inner Harbor Specific Plan to continue to stay involved. More information about Strada proposal is available here.

Project Overview

Redwood City’s Inner Harbor area is a place of great potential and boundless possibilities for the future. Located northeast of US 101 along Redwood Creek, this diverse 100-acre area presently encompasses varying levels of recreational and watercraft uses, marinas and businesses, industrial uses, and waterways. It’s a crossroads, of sorts, between Redwood City’s Downtown and its Port, with access via Maple Street and Blomquist Street.

Inner Harbor Concept Plan

For specific information on Docktown Marina, see here


November 2016 Update 

The former Malibu Grand Prix site property owner, Jay Paul Company, requested a General Plan Amendment to allow for a 1.2 million square foot office development, Harbor View Place, on the site. More information about the proposal is available here. The Planning Commission declined to initiate a General Plan Amendment request for the Harbor View Place proposal at the November 15, 2016 meeting.  

If the property owner of the water-based site opts to move forward, a General Plan Amendment would be required, which would trigger a public review process.

No further work on the IHSP is scheduled at this time, and the land-based proposals will be considered independently. 

May 2016 Update

The Draft IHSP was reviewed by the City Council in May 2016, and the Council recommended that the Planning Commission hold additional public meetings to refine the Draft Plan. Much of the feedback provided on the Draft Plan related to potential changes in land uses within the Plan area.

Typically, there are dozens of development sites within a planning area, however the IHSP area is unique in that there are only two privately-owned land-based development sites in the Inner Harbor Specific Plan area: the land area adjacent to the Docktown Marina area and the former Malibu Grand Prix site and surrounding properties.  The area also includes a water-based site commonly referred to as the “Ferrari Pond.”

Recently, both land-based property owners decided to move forward with the review of development proposals for their properties under the current 2010 General Plan, rather than wait for the adoption of the IHSP. The property owners are allowed to do this by law, and the City is obligated by law to review the proposed developments in a timely manner. Since no land use changes in the Plan area have been approved since the adoption of the 2010 General Plan, which establishes allowed land uses for the area, these proposals are reviewed in accordance with the 2010 General Plan.

The property owner of the site adjacent to Docktown Marina, Strada Investment Group, has submitted a proposal to develop 131 three-story townhome-style for-sale condominium units at the site; this development is consistent with the 2010 General Plan and requires a rezoning application. More information about the proposal and the status of review is available here. Consideration of this development proposal is subject to a thorough public review process, land-use analysis and environmental review. The Planning Commission and City Council will consider the development in a series of public meetings.


Draft Inner Harbor Specific Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report

The Draft Inner Harbor Specific Plan (Specific Plan) and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) were released for public review on October 26, 2015. The Specific Plan includes standards and guidelines for the development of the Inner Harbor area, implementing Redwood City's 2010 General Plan. The DEIR examines the potential environmental effects of the overall Specific Plan and the project-level impacts of the proposed Harbor View Place development within the Inner Harbor area. The public comment period closed on Friday, March 4, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. 

Read a memo about the plan and report drafts at Redwood City VOICE, the City's official blog on Medium.com. Read about the updated review process on Redwood City VOICE here. 

 SPECIFIC PLAN - Draft Inner Harbor Specific Plan (full document)

                                         

 

DRAFT EIR - Draft Environmental Impact Report (full document)

Appendices

Draft Environmental Impact Report, by sections

To view the City of Redwood City letters sent to the California Regional Water Board and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors about the Inner Harbor Specific Plan and attached documents and reports, see the links below: 

Attachments to the letters, include the following: 

  1. Notification Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 25180.7 Sediment Contamination in Redwood Creek, Redwood City, California
  2. Data Report- Sediment Characterization Sampling and Analysis Results for Redwood Creek Sediments

 


Community Engagement

The year-long community engagement and visioning process provided both high tech (website, email lists, and other social media) and high touch (one-on-one engagement, small group meetings, large group workshops, and public hearings) opportunities for all interested parties to be informed and involved in the development of an Inner Harbor Specific Plan.

List of Inner Harbor Task Force Members

To send us an email, please click the link below and we will respond as soon as possible:

innerharbor@redwoodcity.org

 


Past Meetings

Community Workshop and 2nd Planning Commission Comment Hearing March 1, 2016

Planning Commission Comment Hearing

December 1, 2015
Inner Harbor Specific Plan DEIR Scoping Meeting November 18, 2014


Redwood City Council - Planning Commission Joint Study Session May 12, 2014
Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #11 April 16, 2014



Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #10 April 8, 2014



Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #9 March 25, 2014



Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #8 March 11, 2014



Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #7 February 25, 2014



Community Workshop February 11, 2014



Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #6 January 14, 2014



Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #5 November 12, 2013

Task Force Members' Presentations


Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #4 October 22, 2013

Task Force Members' Presentations


Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #3 July 23, 2013

Task Force Members' Presentations


Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #2 July 9, 2013
Task Force Members' Waterfront Presentations
Inner Harbor Task Force Meeting #1 June 13, 2013




Technical Documents

State Lands Commission Response January 4, 2016
Letter to State Lands Commission August 7, 2014
State Lands Commission Maps [PDF]
March 19, 2014
Final Infrastructure Technical Memorandum [PDF]
February 10, 2014
Final Environmental Issues and Options Report [PDF]
February 10, 2014
Final Circulation Technical Memorandum [PDF]
February 10, 2014
Final Market Study [PDF]
February 10, 2014
Final Land Use [PDF]
February 10, 2014
Final Environmental Issues and Opportunities Report, Appendix A [PDF]
February 20, 2014