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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

Community Informational Workshop on Peninsula Park Development Proposal

Redwood City , CA – August 29, 2006 -The Redwood City Planning Commission invites the community to participate in an informational workshop to discuss the Peninsula Park development proposal. This is the first of three such workshops, and is scheduled for Thursday, September 7th, 2006 beginning at 7 pm at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue.

(Click here for the flyer announcing the September and October workshops)

To make it easier to attend, the City is providing FREE CHILDCARE during this meeting for children ages 3-9. Please call 780-7234 to reserve child care. Free snacks and beverages will also be provided. Spanish translation will be available at this workshop.

This promises to be a vibrant and productive dialogue, featuring facilitated group discussions about critical elements of this proposal. The workshops are designed to offer a friendly, open, and encouraging environment for community discussion. All of the community’s comments from this and the next two workshops will be provided to a joint study session of the Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Committee scheduled for October 17th. There will also be many other opportunities for interested members of the community to participate in the public process of this development proposal.

The Peninsula Park development design concept is in its very early stages, and encompasses a portion of the area formerly proposed as Marina Shores Village. The developer’s initial design ideas for this 33-acre development include 796 residential units, 200 hotel rooms, 10,000 square feet of retail space, public park acreage and promenades, and public access to the waterfront.

No decisions will be made at this early stage – there will be significant opportunity for community involvement and comment over the entire project review period, if the development proposal continues to move forward through the City’s decision-making process.

The City is committed to partner with the community to ensure a purposeful public involvement in this proposal in this early stage, and to continue to engage and involve the community at every point in the process.

Overall, this development proposal encompasses a smaller area of the previously-proposed Marina Shores Village. Additionally, compared to the earlier proposal the height of the proposed buildings is reduced to a maximum of 120 feet (the earlier proposal had some buildings up to 240 feet). That project was placed on the ballot in November, 2004 and the necessary zoning change was turned down by the voters. The current design concept is a new proposal by the same developer. More information is available by going to www.redwoodcity.org and selecting “ Peninsula Park” under the “Hot Topics” menu.

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Contact:
Jill Ekas
Planning Manager
(650) 780–7298

 
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