You have a chance to voice your concerns to our Burlingame Council on Monday, December 5th, at 7pm. Burlingame City Hall.
Between 26-50 parcels along the San Mateo-Burlingame border will need to be acquired for construction of new southbound on-and-off ramps at 101 and Peninsula Avenue, slated to begin in 2022. Pictured here are the two alternatives the city of San Mateo prefers, both involve partial or complete loss of any parcel marked in full or in part by purple crosshatching. The new barrier at Poplar is considered only temporary, and will be removed, and the ramps shut down entirely, when these ramps are compete. The project estimates range in price from $56M -$70M of which $24-$36M is to cover property acquisition ($90 per sq. ft. + $30 sq. Ft. demolition); relocation assistance- 3% of total acquisition cost. This presentation will be given to Burlingame by San Mateo staff.
This issue seems to keep coming back despite the fact that at the many meetings over the years, many of which I have attended, the overwhelming majority of people also in attendance has been that this project should not happen. Why is it then that the project is marching forward? Please attend this meeting if you feel the way many do that the impacts of this project outweigh its merits.
Here is a link to the City of San Mateo documents