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Redwood City City Hosts Inner Harbor Specific Plan Open House

Open House an extension of comprehensive community process to develop the "blueprint" for the future of the Inner Harbor Area

Post Date:02/06/2014


For Immediate Release 
February 6, 2014

Media Contacts
Sheri Costa-Batis
Public Communication and Engagement Manager


Redwood City, Calif. - The City of Redwood City will be hosting an Open House to gather additional input for the Inner Harbor Specific Plan - a "blueprint" that will determine the land use guidelines and uses for the unique waterfront area located on the bay side of US 101 between Docktown and the Malibu Grand Prix Raceway, and northeast to the edge of the existing businesses in the Seaport Centre area. The Open House will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 7-9pm at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center's Redwood Room, located at 1455 Madison Avenue in Redwood City. This open house is an extension of an in-depth community engagement process that has involved the Inner Harbor Task Force which has met over the past several months to develop a vision for the Inner Harbor.

In March 2013, City Council directed that a broad range of stakeholders be involved in the planning efforts for the Inner Harbor. The Inner Harbor Task Force is comprised of 15 stakeholders - public agencies, private land owners, residents, and users of the area. The Task Force, along with the City, encourages residents of all different interests to attend the open house and provide input for the Inner Harbor Specific Plan, including input on the guiding principles, opportunities for development and recreation, environmental topics, and traffic and transportation needs for the area.

"City Council sees this process as a way to engage our residents on how the Inner Harbor can help position Redwood City as a 'city on the bay,' not just 'by the bay.'" explains Mayor Jeffrey Gee. "We have a real opportunity to make the Inner Harbor representative of today's Redwood City - an amazing city in which to live, work and play. We want residents to tell us what kind of uses they would like to see on the waterfront."
The Task Force has been focused on developing and evaluating alternative plans for the study area. These alternatives include various approaches to addressing sea level rise; different land uses such as residential, commercial and recreation; and transportation facilities for cars, transit, bicycles, pedestrians, and watercraft.

"The City team and the Task Force hope that the open house fosters even more ideas for how we can make this waterfront land a part of Redwood City that appeals to many users," states City Manager Bob Bell. "We really want an Inner Harbor area that people can enjoy and appreciate."

To learn more about the Inner Harbor Specific Plan, and the Inner Harbor Task Force, visit Redwood City online.
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