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For Immediate Release

City Council to Discuss Process for Creating “Inner Harbor Precise Plan”

Redwood City, CA - June 19, 2012 - The City Council of Redwood City has scheduled a study session to develop the community engagement process for the creation of a Precise Plan for the Inner Harbor area. The Inner Harbor encompasses the area east of Highway 101, between Whipple Road and the Malibu Grand Prix Raceway area. The study session will take place:

  • Monday, June 25th, 2012, 7 pm
    City Council Chambers, City Hall
    1017 Middlefield Road

No development recommendations or decisions will be made at this study session. The meeting’s purpose is for the Council to discuss and provide direction on the preferred method of establishing the public involvement process, which will in turn lead to the production of a Precise Plan for this area. Subsequent to this study session, City staff will return at a later meeting to confirm the Council’s direction, process, and interest groups/stakeholders.

A Precise Plan will offer strategic guidelines for any future development in this area. By going through a public involvement process, the Precise Plan is intended to reflect the Council’s and the community’s goals and vision for what the Inner Harbor area will be in the years to come. Therefore it’s important to ensure that the wide variety of residents, businesses, property owners, and others with an interest in this area are involved and engaged as the Precise Plan takes shape.

It’s currently anticipated that the entire public process and creation of a draft Precise Plan and draft environmental impact report will take a minimum of one year.

The Inner Harbor area includes a wide variety of current uses, including the Docktown Marina, the County Women’s Jail facility and planned new County jail, a homeless shelter, the Redwood City Police Department, Bair Island Aquatic Center, a number of businesses and industrial uses, Pete’s Harbor, the Bair Island Marina, residential, and several vacant properties.

The staff report related to this study session will be online at by the end of the day on Friday, June 22nd. Here is a map of the Inner Harbor Area.

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Bill Ekern
Community Development Director


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