In my last Council Corner, I wrote about the three projects that will be transforming the appearance of a portion of our City. I am following that with a continuation on the same topic as I feel these projects will have the most significant impact to our great City since the Metro Center development project. Discussed below are some current activities that will be taking place regarding the planning process of these projects.
Well, the time has come for the public planning process to begin in earnest on the “15-acres.” On January 15, 2008 (the day before this article is scheduled to be printed), there will have been the first study session on the 11-acre portion of the 15-acre parcel adjacent to City Hall, temporarily known as Village Square. This session will be the Planning Commission’s first glimpse at the proposals for the site and will be focused on the presentation of several architectural alternatives with questions being asked for information gathering.
A follow-up study session of the Planning Commission is scheduled for Thursday, January 24. This 9-day gap will provide the Planning Commissioners with time to prepare feedback questions and comments on the various schemes presented at the January 15 study session.
The Pilgrim/Triton redevelopment project has already gone through several study sessions, and the Pilgrim-Triton Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report has now been issued and will be discussed at the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, January 17. The document contains information concerning Land Use, Population, Employment, Housing, Visual Quality, Water Quality, and Transportation to name a few of the issues covered.
All three meetings discussed above will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers adjacent to City Hall and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.
I cannot emphasize enough how important these projects are to the future of Foster City and you as residents. The opportunities exist for you to voice your opinion and have an impact on the future of our City.
I would appreciate your comments on this and other issues by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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