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February 28, 2013

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hillsider

Yeah, baby. Who said that--Dusty Baker?

pat giorni

Now, if we can just keep that eagle flying on Saturdays!!

Joe

Here's a notice from the City:

On March 20th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the Community Development Department staff will facilitate a community workshop to solicit input from all interested stakeholders regarding the development of Parking Lot and the Downtown Post Office. The following link provides background details for the meeting which will be held in the Lane Community Room at the Burlingame Public Library: http://www.burlingame.org/index.aspx?page=3324.

Representatives from Grosvenor will be in attendance to observe the meeting and participate as necessary. This initial meeting is to receive input from the community. The next meeting (date and time yet to be determined) is expected to be an opportunity for Grosvenor to present design concepts responding to the input.

fred

The obvious front runner got the gig. Land grabs, so wrong.

Joe

While I am tempted to post the entire editorial by Jon Mays at the DJ about B'game's downtown, Post Office and planning, here are two snippets to whet your appetite to click through on the link at the end:

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, you couldn’t have designed a more perfect downtown than that of Burlingame. Anchored by a train station next to a spacious park at the end of a retail-oriented avenue with a beautiful library and an architecturally challenged, yet adequate City Hall nearby — it has all the makings of what many cities across the country try to replicate. .....

One of the primary goals of the Downtown Specific Plan is to see if there is a way to make better use of the city’s parking lots. The first parking lot up for discussion in this workshop is Parking Lot E, right next to the post office. There is currently a development proposal for the site with 100 residential units, 35,000 square feet of restaurant space and/or retail and 125 residential parking spaces. To make up for the lost parking, the developer last year suggested paying in lieu fees or helping the city develop a parking structure on lot J, across Park Road from Lot E. There is also the matter of the post office itself, which a historic resource evaluation conducted by a consultant selected by the U.S. Postal Service concluded is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The evaluation was conducted as part of a plan to sell the location because of the Postal Service’s financial woes. However, the post office was found to be in excellent condition and has very little alterations from its original state in 1941 as a Public Works Administration building. So if it were to be included in any development plan, its preservation would be paramount.

http://archives.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?type=opinions&title=Downtown Burlingame going through changes&id=1766665&eddate=03/15/2013

Well said, Jon. You can write for the Voice anytime :-)

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