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September 03, 2020

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Joe

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

https://www.burlingamevoice.com/2020/05/30-ingold-rd-to-get-298-units.html#comments

And Fattoria de Mare (150 units)

https://www.burlingamevoice.com/2020/01/arrivederci-fattoria-e-mare.html#comments

And the Adrian Rd (265 units)

https://www.burlingamevoice.com/2019/05/living-next-to-101-and-sfo.html

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??

KRN

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

https://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/gateway-at-millbrae-station

Cassandra

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?”

Mom

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?

https://www.burlingamevoice.com/2007/03/smuhsd--halliburton.html

Cassandra

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

uhap

"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.

Joe

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.

Joe

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!

Joe

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.

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/admiration-but-inaction-for-burlingame-development/article_ba85da3a-14e0-11eb-b48a-5bb5f347611d.html#utm_source=smdailyjournal.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3F-dc%3D1603461604&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline

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

https://www.burlingamevoice.com/2020/10/the-ups-and-downs-of-downtown-parking.html#comments

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.

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