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September 03, 2020



Apologies. I forgot the 298 units on Ingold Rd. in the North Rollins "neighborhood".


And Fattoria de Mare (150 units)


And the Adrian Rd (265 units)


Barking Dog

It will never be enough for the advocates...
Stack and pack is the only way to end 'systemic'racism, poverty and equal education opportunities, right?
Will all the units still to be built be all electric, no gas lines??


Don't forget about GATEWAY at Millbrae Station (BART).



Palo Alto is holding up on public school construction due to a fall in student enrollment. Wonder what is going on besides the default excuse of “high cost of living?”


High cost of land to build a new school? It would be impossible here and probably more impossible in Palo Alto. There are none so blind and those that will not see.

Fiscal Tsunami-School Funds-Those who forget their past-KRN

The SMUHSD is selling the Crestmoor/Peninsula school site and will have over $100 million in its pockets very soon.

This is in addition to the $385 million in new bond money?

What are they going to do with the money?

Who is monitoring the fiscal decisions?

Do you remember the LAST TIME we did this in 2007?



What I see is: Smaller families. People moving away. Private education alternatives.


"smaller families"? Oh, I doubt that. After the new units go empty for a while a bit of money will be changing hands and through the magic of (D) government these new units will be filled by subsidized new american families - family size not restricted by what they can afford since the state covers it.

North Burylingame

North Burylingame?

Peter Garrison

Palo Alto Council recommendation against $800+ parcel tax due to declining student population.


I think you are on the right track, but simpler would be North Burygame.

J. Mir

because it is is "North" there will not be a hue and cry about any of it. The hoi-polloi being far removed from the moneyed gentry near downtown means the council will simply ignore and rubber stamp most of this. The kids will be shunted into Lincoln & Franklin, while some of the existing Franklin territory will be repartitioned over to Hoover. That said, there is a lot of dead weight in that area in terms of under-utilized buildings currently housing the Art Museum, quasi-medical, real estate and tax and bakers of bundts. Oh yeah, anyone up for a ghost car wash? The location is idea for renters who love grocery shopping (2 stores nearby) and small restaurants + AmBull sports entertainment. Heck i'd be tempted to rent a place there when we're empty nesters. They'll soon be digging up ECR again for more sewage work I suppose. Don't worry - with the pandemic a lot of this is gonna take 10+ years to build, just like that once derelict Trousdale building which sat for 5+ years unfinished before I started going to meetings to nag everyone about it. But I find it quite hilarious that BV is all up in their underpants about this today. We NORTH of the Wall have always been the little red-headed stepchildren of Burlingame. Now you'll see, heh heh.


By "BV" I assume you mean Burlingame Village, not this little blog. I worry about density everywhere from the SF border to about RWC as it's all "my backyard".

Also, what's "the Wall"? Broadway? Thanks, J.

Paloma Ave

We need to make voters aware that people like Weiner and Dumdum want to ruin our peninsula cities.

We all chose to move to a SUBURBAN area and they want to TAKE that away from us.

Please stop electing Weiner, who wants to INFLICT his ideas on us. And never elect Dumdum because he also wants in INFLICT his ideas on us. We do not want high density housing in OUR suburbs!


Well look here! For a moment anyway, common sense appears to have come to the city council!

Officials admired an ambitious housing and office building proposed near the Burlingame’s northern border, but stopped short of approving plans due to concerns over potential traffic and parking problems.

Vice Mayor Ann O’Brien Keighran cited much more significant reservations regarding the traffic management plan proposed for the project, and suggested officials design some format for assuring compliance.

Councilmembers agreed to postpone a decision on the project until a later meeting, when officials can clarify the potential enforcement outlets.

“I have deep concerns with the rules that allow the project to come to us in this state,” said Brownrigg. The public benefits offered in the project — the three affordable units and a public plaza — are not equivalent to the value for the city that developer Mario Muzzi received in roughly two additional two stories of development, said Brownrigg.

Looking ahead, Brownrigg said he believed officials should consider refining policies which grant the city greater bargaining power when considering community assets in return for additional development density.

O’Brien maintained a different perspective, suggesting officials have approved a slate of residential development that is yet to be built at a time when housing prices are dropping throughout the Bay Area amid the pandemic.


I'll ask the same question that I asked here:


How deep do you have to dig to put in 385 underground parking spaces and is that up to code? Or are we just looking the other way for "the public good"? And if it is up to code, is the code to loose?

Paloma Ave

I was recently speaking to a realtor, he says people are moving out of S.F. and want to move to the suburbs.

Vacant housing up there and more people wanting to live here.


+210 units and a local history lesson:

Two old office buildings sitting only a couple doors apart on a small street in north Burlingame are expected to be redeveloped into separate housing projects offering a total of 210 new units.

Burlingame planners during a meeting Monday, Dec. 14, weighed plans to build 120 condominiums at 1868 Ogden Drive, where a convention hall with historic relevance is located. The project is only a few feet away from two office buildings at 1814 and 1820 Ogden Drive, where developers are seeking to build another 90 units.

For her part, (Burlingame Senior Planner Catherine) Keylon acknowledged the neighborhood is occupied by many longtime residents of existing apartment buildings who may have some concerns regarding plans to concentrate development in north Burlingame.

Regarding the 1868 Ogden Drive development, which the Planning Commission discussed during the Monday meeting, officials raised some reservations that the city’s infrastructure would be able to manage the increased demand brought by the rise in development.

The site is the former home of the Teamsters labor group, which the organization occupied during its historic dispute with the United Farm Workers, led by Cesar Chavez. When tensions between the two groups were at their peak, the site was bombed with such force that repercussions were felt 4 miles away, according to a city staff report.

Because the relevance of the site, officials are required to analyze the historical impact of redevelopment plans. For their part, commissioners downplayed the importance of the building itself, but expected that any future building at the site would pay tribute to what occurred there.


Paloma Ave

Woodside has the right idea! Any city bordering Hwy 280 should declare their area a "Mountain Lion Sanctuary" in order to stop overdeveloping our local cities.

Let's use the Endangered Species Act to stop these freaken Progressives.


Genius! By the way, the tsunami up at the north end is growing by the month. Check this out

A new eight-story, 311-unit residential building has been proposed in Burlingame at 1766 El Camino Real.

The application for the project, which has yet to undergo review from the Planning Commission, replaces a prior proposal that gained the city’s approval last year for a mixed-use building with 60 units and retail and office space on the 1.7-acre parcel.

The new application was submitted by a different developer, Carmel Partners. The new plans indicate a 504,000-square-foot building with 2.5 levels of basement parking with 324 spaces.

The site is the former home of the Peninsula Museum of Art, which was displaced after the property owner terminated the lease with plans to move forward redevelopment.


And the mountain lion protection zone details are here:


We have the big cats here too. Anyone have video on their home cameras?


Traffic at Millbrae Ave.
People not commuting; working from home.
And… Mountain Lion Habitat.

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