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June 28, 2006



I believe we have more affordable housing units than other cities in the county,? said Redwood City Manager Ed Everett. Some people have a lot of policies and don't build it. We don't have a lot of policies, but we build it.?


What is so different between Bay Meadows phase one and the multi-use renditions of the Safeway project? Outside of the townhouses they look the same to me.

The Safeway project(s) would/could be considered infill, right? I am not that familiar with the Bay Meadows phases, but I wouldn't call phase I (the Whole Foods area) "infill" as it isn't abutting much at all. The big issue with Safeway has been it's relationship and orientation to what already exists, with or without the addition of condos.

Personally, I think the Whole Foods complex is mainly pretty good, though I don't care for the style of townhomes. I do like the look of the Franklin structure, though for some, I suppose it looks very severe. I imagine that it will still look pretty classy in 50 years because of the clean lines. The homes, however, may not fare as well.

It's odd that San Mateo County rates so low in the preservation of open space when more than 75 percent of the county has been retained as open space already. What more can we do? Banish people altogether? Punish women for having children? Forbid all new housing throughout the Peninsula from now on?

just looking

It's even odder that Fred can see the difference between Colma and San Mateo's crime rates but can't see the difference between the Whole Foods complex and 30 condos on top of a Safeway in Burlingame.


I see the difference. One is actually built and the other...uhhhh....let me get back to you in another ten years.

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