Monday, July 24, 2017

Harbor View office plans resubmitted

San Mateo Daily Journal, July 12, 2017

The developer is scoping plans for the four-building, seven-story project in meetings with communities that may be affected by it in an effort to address concerns planning commissioners previously cited about high-density along the city’s Bayfront and its conformance with existing zoning.

Expected to make nearly 1.2 million square feet of office space available at 320 to 350 Blomquist St., the project plans are set to go before the City Council at either its July 24 or Aug. 28 meeting, according to Assistant City Manager Aaron Aknin.

Laura Teutschel, spokeswoman for The Jay Paul Company, said a community meeting held earlier this year at the Redwood City Police Activities League, 3399 Bay Road, an open house planned for July 12 at the Highland Community Club, 1665 Fernside St., and other meetings with community groups are expected to collect more community input on the plans than was collected last year.

Aknin confirmed the developer is including many of the same project specifications for the 27-acre site in its resubmittal, and will be requesting an amendment to the zones indicated for the site in the city’s general plan. Though the site currently allows for industrial uses, the developer is asking for it to be updated to allow commercial park uses.