I know from walking around the Avenew and talking to people and merchants that parking is a big concern with the new plan. Since even experienced Voice bloggers are struggling to find the right place to post things about this issue, here is a post with a letter from a local to the Daily Journal that can be used to add opinions. It is tagged to Downtown Specfic Area Plan and Streets of Burlingame in case you are looking for it a month from now:
I question what Syed Murtuza was quoted as saying about parking availability (“Burlingame Streetscape moves into next phases of project” in the Aug. 20 edition of the Daily Journal). I am not aware of any parking being added on Primrose. In fact, 43 spaces of prime parking on Primrose half a block from Safeway have been taken away, nine of which are lost on a long-term basis and 34 of which are gone permanently. That belies his statement that parking has been added in close proximity. Those 43 spaces were in use constantly and their loss will be felt by many. This change was fought bitterly, but in vain by many of us. It was not a decision made in the best interest of Burlingame as a whole but it has been made and is now being implemented. The city should acknowledge the fact of that loss instead of playing a numbers game that is not based on reality.