Harbor View Place (Jay Paul Company) Proposed Project Update-February 2019

City of Redwood City
Feb 5 · 4 min read

City Council to receive an update at their next City Council meeting on February 11, 2019

The City of Redwood City provided a brief update on the proposed project called Harbor View Place (Jay Paul Company) in December 2017. This blog provides an update and next steps as it relates to the project review process planned for the proposed project on the former Malibu Grand Prix and Lyngso sites.

The Proposal

The proposal would redevelop the 27.08 acre site at 320–350 Blomquist with the development of a high tech office campus consisting of 1.2 million square feet of office space within four seven-story buildings and a 35,000 square foot two-story amenity building including surface parking, two parking structures, and landscape improvements. The project includes a request for General Plan and Zoning Map Amendments.

The site is currently mostly vacant and was formerly utilized by Malibu Raceway and Golf Course, building supply and light industrial uses and a gasoline service station. Surrounding uses include the San Mateo County Correctional Center, Graniterock & Peninsula Building Materials and a PG&E substation.

Past City Council Action

On July 24, 2017, the City Council conducted a public hearing to consider the request to initiate a General Plan Amendment. After considering public comment, a majority of the City Council opted to move forward with the General Plan amendment process. A video recording of this hearing, as well as related City Council meeting documents, can be viewed here.

Draft Environmental Impact Report Released

Earlier this month, the City of Redwood City released the Public Draft of the Harbor View Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a 52-day public review period, ending on March 8, 2019. There will be an opportunity for both the public and decision makers to comment at an upcoming City Council meeting on February 11, 2019. No decisions will be made at this meeting.

Community members interested in commenting can do so at the February 11, 2019 City Council meeting or turn in written comments prior to March 8, 2019. Written comments can be submitted to Steven Turner, City of Redwood City Planning Manager, at sturner@redwoodcity.org.

The DEIR includes a comprehensive impact analysis as required by the California Environmental Quality Act. It also includes several alternatives for public consideration. The environmental impacts of each alternative are also analyzed, to help the public and decision-makers better understand the impacts of certain land use decisions.

To view and access the DEIR and other Harbor View documents, go here.

Future Potential Next Steps

Once the public hearing is concluded and public comments on the DEIR are received, a series of other public discussions will take place.

Architectural Advisory Committee Design Review

The Architectural Advisory Committee is scheduled to review the design of the proposed development on March 7.

Prepare and publish the Final EIR

The 52-day public comment period on the DEIR will end on March 8, 2019. Staff and the consultant team will evaluate and prepare responses to comments in the Final EIR.

Planning Commission Final EIR Review

Following the publication of the Final EIR, the Planning Commission would consider whether to recommend the Final EIR, Zoning and General Plan map amendments and project entitlements to the City Council.

City Council Consideration of the Final EIR

The City Council would then consider the Final EIR, Zoning and General Plan Map amendments, project entitlements and a Development Agreement following the Planning Commission recommendation. The Final EIR would be available for public review at least 10 days prior to the Planning Commission hearing.

For more details about the Harbor View development proposal, go here.

For details about other current or proposed Redwood City development projects, go here.

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