On Monday, February 11, the Redwood City City Council will hold a study session on the Harbor View project — four seven-story office towers for 4,500 employees on the former Malibu Grand Prix and Lyngso site. This project would worsen the housing crisis and put a massive new development in the path of sea level rise. Please either attend the study session or email the City Councilmembers, and ask them not to continue with the approval process.
Attend the City Council study session:
When: Monday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Redwood City Council Chamber
1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
In 2017, the Jay Paul Company submitted an application to change Redwood City’s General Plan to allow the Harbor View project. The Planning Commission declined to authorize environmental review for the project because it did not conform with the General Plan. However, the City Council, wanting to know the environmental impacts of the project, voted to allow the process to go forward.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report has now been released, and it has identified 20 significant and unavoidable environmental impacts related to traffic congestion and air quality. While no vote will occur at the February 11 study session, it is an opportunity to let the Councilmembers know that the process should not move forward now that we know the project will cause significant and unavoidable environmental impacts .
Why It’s Important
The Harbor View site is in the path of sea level rise. Redwood City should not be approving further development in the flood zone with no plan to protect it. And, as reported in the Daily Post, the Harbor View project will add over 4,500 employees with no housing. The lack of housing and proximity to a transit center will result in significantly worse traffic congestion on Highway 101, particularly at the Woodside Road interchange.
It is time to tell the Jay Paul Company that this project is wrong for Redwood City.
Please email the City Council today and tell them not to continue with the process for Harbor View. You can send an email using the form below.