A cadre of residents dug in their heels at a public meeting Tuesday against a proposed development that would radically transform the Brisbane Baylands into a mini-city of homes, retail and office buildings, denouncing the proposal as a "sham."
The well-known group of locals, who fight development they say they believe will harm sensitive wildlife, showed up at a forum for public comments on the scope of an upcoming environmental impact report. They took the opportunity to blast Universal Paragon and its plan to build 4,434 homes, about 7 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space, and 205 acres of open space on the 600-acre Baylands site alongside Highway 101.
It would nearly triple Brisbane's population and could have major traffic effects on Daly City's Bayshore residents and San Francisco's Visitacion Valley. The project would extend Geneva Avenue from Daly City to Hunter's Point and connect a new bus line along that route to Caltrain -- and one day, potentially, to high-speed rail.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Brisbane Residents vent at Baylands hearing
From the San Jose Mercury News,