Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Harbor View office complex moves forward

San Mateo Daily Journal, July 26,2017

How Redwood City will protect its industrial zones, accommodate an influx of office workers and change with some $70 million in community benefits promised to the city by the Jay Paul Company were top of mind for Redwood City officials Monday as they reviewed the developer’s proposal to build a 1.2-million-square-foot office complex east of Highway 101 at the vacant site of the former Malibu Grand Prix.

The council voted 4-2, with Councilwoman Diane Howard absent, to initiate a study of the plan to build laboratories and offices at the 27-acre site east of Highway 101, which require an amendment to the city’s general plan designating the site for light industrial and port-related uses. It was the second time the plans, dubbed the Harbor View project, had come before city officials, following the Planning Commission’s rejection in November out of concerns about the project’s fit with the area’s existing zoning and density.