say the project would improve traffic
SAN MATEO -- Bay Meadows project includes new road
connections, but many San Mateans fear the worst
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Developers say "Right now, Bay
Meadows is this 83-acre black spot in the circulation network," they
say the plans call for new roadway connections providing traffic
relief. 10,000 people will
considerably add to congestion, no matter how many roads you build thru
the meadows. And so few will use the train it will make a
negligible effect on congestion.
San Mateans opposed to the project fear it would attract
upwards of 10,000 more people
to and around Hillsdale Boulevard and Highway 101, an area
already burdened with traffic.
They say they would like to keep the racetrack as is or have the city
buy the land and turn it into a
The Bay Meadows
Land Company wants to develop 1,500 residential
units, 2.1 million square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet of
retail space, and 15 acres of open space over the next 20 years.
None of the buildings would be over 55 feet and at least 10 percent of
the residential units, which would come in the form of apartments,
condos and townhouses, would be offered at a below-market rate.
City officials say the plan appears to be in sync with the city of San
Mateo's own measures to deal with urban sprawl by creating jobs and
housing near public transit.
For more than two years now, the city and a citizens' advisory committee
have been making plans for a transportation corridor along El Camino
Real to complement railroad improvements the Peninsula
Corridor Joint Powers Board has in the works.
Although its plans are still in the preliminary stages, the city is
aiming for a transit-oriented development that would
compel people to leave their cars at home and
rely on public transportation such as high-speed trains.
The land company has just begun working on an environmental impact
report for the project that could take up to 15 months to complete.
Meany says it will be, at the very least, several years before the first
building goes up, and up to 20 years before the whole project is
The City Council will review the landowner's proposal March 3 at a study
session prior to its regular meeting.
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