Our neighbors to the north are not acting very neighborly. The massive project guidelines--that would cover several projects--gained slim passage per this DJ article, but even the dissenters were not focused on the best reasons to scale this back
Following years of thorough planning and months of extensive deliberation, officials approved the policy guidelines laying the groundwork for future development in the 116-acre site near the Millbrae rail station.
Yet despite the substantial amount of the consideration that has gone into shaping the document aiming to regulate construction in the area surrounding the city’s Bay Area Rapid Transit and Caltrain station, the Millbrae City Council narrowly passed the station area plan Tuesday, Feb. 9, by a slender margin of 3-2.
This part is really rich
One of the lingering sticking points during a previous discussion by council was how the new homes and jobs slated to be built in the 116-acre site could cause enrollment growth in the Millbrae Elementary School District.
To address those concerns, city officials amended the plan to require developers proposing projects in the boundary of the station area to discuss with school officials offsetting costs the district could incur through a growing student population.
Good luck with that milque toasty language. With 116 acres to work with and 800 residential units noted just in the first pass of plans, one would think they would require a school be built right on the parcel. And I have seen no evidence that there is any design aesthetic alive in Millbrae. It's also commonly felt that the BART station is out of parking space already. Of course, there does not appear to be one drop of discussion about where the water will come from. We still have 2 day per week restrictions on watering, right? About the best you can say is Millbrae just keeps making B'game look better and better.