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For Immediate Release

Contact:
Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
650-780-7305

Excitement is Building as Pre-Construction Work Starts
for Redwood Tower Project

Click here to get to the Redwood Tower project information page, including information on parking during current construction

Redwood City, CA – Yellow construction fencing is in place on Middlefield Road/Winslow Street near the Middlefield Road Parking Lot and Theatre Way. This marks the beginning of work to relocate an underground storm culvert, in preparation for next year's construction of Redwood Tower, the next great milestone project in Downtown Redwood City!

Redwood Tower will consist of mid-rise buildings for office and retail, adjacent to the Caltrain station on the site of the Middlefield Road parking lot, opening up to Theatre Way. The first step, now underway, is relocation of the storm culvert underneath that parking lot. During this construction, all shops, businesses, and restaurants on Theatre Way and throughout Downtown are open.

The culvert relocation work will continue into spring, 2013, to be followed by Redwood Tower construction. During this initial culvert relocation phase, Theatre Way is pedestrian-only, and there is no through-traffic for vehicles on Middlefield/Winslow (pedestrians have full access). Motorists are advised to be aware of detours, signage, and heavy equipment in the area.

Parking is encouraged in the Jefferson Avenue underground garage, Marshall Street garage, Sequoia Station underground garage, or the Middlefield Road parking lot (enter the Middlefield lot only from the entrance near Jefferson). Visitors from the peninsula or south bay can easily take Caltrain to Redwood City, and enjoy easy pedestrian access to Theatre Way and all of Downtown.

Redwood City apologizes for any disruption, dirt, and noise - the good news is that this is the beginning of the next great milestone project, and the end result will be something that the entire community can be proud of. The City encourages community members to visit these businesses near the construction site, and other businesses on Broadway and throughout Downtown: Arya Global Cuisine, Café La Tartine, Century Theatre, Chipotle Mexican Grill, The Corner Café, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, LL Brown Jewelers, The Melt (coming soon), Pizza My Heart, Pizza & Pipes, Portobello Grill, Quinto Sol (coming soon), Saba Café, Yoppi Frozen Yogurt.

More information and updates on this project are online at www.redwoodcity.org/RedwoodTower. This fall, everyone is encouraged to come to Downtown Redwood City and enjoy events and activities, theater, shopping, and restaurants. The future looks even brighter for Redwood City as a great destination, a thriving employment center, and a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

Visit Redwood City's award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org or information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City's newsletters and other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/newsletters.

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