Our Bayfront Development category has been quiet for some time, but that is about to change. It has been about a year since the Drive-in site was in the news here and goes much further back. Now it is back in front of the Planning Commission as reported in the Daily Journal with some great quotes from commissioners
While considering the proposal to build a massive business campus on the former Burlingame Drive-In property, officials balanced an effort to preserve the natural character of the city’s Bayfront.
During a meeting Monday, Jan. 25, the Burlingame Planning Commission reviewed a development proposal to build five large buildings which will house 767,000 square feet of office space and other amenities at 300 Airport Blvd.
Traffic and parking appear to be one of the mail concerns
Through various structures and lots spread across site, the project proposes to offer 2,318 parking spaces, alarming some officials to the potential for gridlock caused by an influx of workers commuting to the office buildings.
To address the concerns regarding traffic, the development design includes plans for shuttles to pick up workers from nearby public transportation stations and drop them off at the campus.
And I have to wonder if this campus might generate enough demand to reopen the B'way station on weekdays after more than a decade closure? But all of those questions pale in comparison to the question of where the water will come from?