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Public Invited to Third General Plan Update Workshop, and to “The Forum at Redwood City”

Redwood City, CA - March 22 , 2004 - Community members are invited to attend two special events, both dealing with the future of Redwood City from an urban planning perspective. The Third General Plan Update Public Workshop is on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm, and the April session of the presentation series, “The Forum at Redwood City” takes place on Wednesday, April 7 at 6 pm.

Redwood City is asking some key questions about the future of the community: What do you like about Redwood City? What needs to be improved? What do you want your neighborhood and your community to look like in 10 years? What kind of community do you want your children to have in the future? How should the City address housing, transportation, development, and other issues?

These and other questions will be discussed at the third public workshop on the City’s General Plan update, scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 7:30 pm, at the Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue. It’s an opportunity for the community to be directly involved in defining and creating a plan for the future of Redwood City. For this workshop, free child care (ages 3 and up only; call for required reservations) and refreshments are provided, and all attendees receive a $10 coupon for use toward any Parks and Recreation Department class or program. More information is available at, by calling 650-780-7234, or by emailing

Second, on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 from 6 to 7:45 pm is The Forum at Redwood City, this month featuring renowned urban designer Terry Bottomley, with his talk, “El Camino Real – Can a Declining Main Street Become a Grand Boulevard?” Mr. Bottomley brings over 20 years of experience preparing development master plans, design guidelines, concept designs, and construction drawings for streets and public places. The Forum takes place at the Little Fox Theater, 2209 Broadway, in downtown Redwood City. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the cost is $10 per person, payable at the door. An optional no-host dinner with the presenter and other participants will be held following the Forum for those wishing to continue the discussion.

The Planning Division is part of Redwood City’s Community Development Services Department and promotes the "livability" of our community by ensuring that new development meets community standards. Actions range from individual approvals that affect only one house to large projects that impact the entire city. Planning is divided into two functions: Current Planning, which reviews all permits, projects, landscape, and environmental applications, and Strategic Planning which examines future land use growth, develops visions for the community and primarily works on the General Plan and Zoning Amendments.

Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.


Tom Passanisi
Principal Planner

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