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July 11, 2012


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Maybe there will not be as many drug deals at the new park. I would put in a few cameras while theyre at it.


The Daily Journal is catching up to the local rumor mill from four weeks ago when news of this deal hit the streets:


The part at the bottom that states

There has also been news that the China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group will do some kind of a significant lease in the Bay Area given the enormous size of its IPO Sept. 19. An Alibaba representative said the company won’t be commenting on any search for office space at this time. It has been reported, however, that Alibaba is leasing space in San Mateo at 400 S. El Camino Real.

Is pretty much on the money and sources say the square footage for that type of use could support 5,000 employees! I think Ricardo Ortiz' comments merit more consideration (on access to 101)


I've known that the Millenium development wasn't going to happen for over 12 months, as I conveyed to the city manager, in an effort to encourage courting prospective anchor tenants (better).

Yep, drive by that land anytime, and it's like that's the cool place to deal drugs.

Another advantage to having a tenant vs. vacancy.

Large office tenants want Caltrain, not the Bay, even with shuttles.

The area should be condos and apartments around a nice yacht harbor.

Yeah, I know all the trade-offs.

Then, instead of vacuous baseball fields in the state land, let the public school district build another school there. Yeah, what if an earthquake collapses the overpasses, emergency crews... Or, just cram hundreds of kids up the hill in the middle of a small residential neighborhood instead.

That's what the market is calling for now - beautiful residential with a yacht club and yacht/boat harbor. Yeah, I know. W.hat W.ould O.ccupy D.o?


The city and the city manager have very little control over this. Any attempt to spot rezone it would be illegal and challenged. How do you say traffic jam in Chinese?

Burlingame's getting passed over by job creating companies.

Yeah, that's what "Planned Development" zoning is for, or simply rezone the whole area, which the council admits is needed anyway.

Most cities/towns have done new general plans in recent years.

pat giorni

Quickly repeat 3 times... Shih Tzu

Burlingame's getting passed over by job creating companies.

Many cities use the planned development "spot rezone", or just a specific plan.

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