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March 18, 2014


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I think RBravo has this potential project confused with the Harmony@1 project (which has started the clearing & grading). I thought it was a pretty funny post, kind of alarmist but with tongue in cheek. Maybe not?

I think the project mentioned is the Harmony@1 road being cut into the hillside on the Roberts Road side of Fasslar.

@ Bob Hutchinson: We may be lagging behind in street gangs as well. There are communities better suited to adding population than Pacifica. We really can't be all things to all people. I should also point out that the carpetbaggers have never been rushing to Pacifica so that they could build housing that "the little people" you speak of can afford. It is all McMansions and luxury condos. My father has been watching a large housing development coming up near Lake Merced. They were required to include some "affordable housing" so there are a couple of units that only cost one million dollars. Pacifica needs business, light industry. Bedroom community is not and never was an industry. Yes, there are property taxes, but it is unusual that the city's share of the property taxes greatly exceeds the added costs to the city for police, fire, road maintenance, etc.

Does anyone know anything about this Prospects development that RBravo has commented on?

RBravo, Almost every other city in the Bay Area has added population in the past 30 years. Pacifica has added virtually none. What if every city thought like Pacifica? Imagine the cost of housing? Don't we want affordable housing for our brothers & sisters? I thought we cared about the little people here on Riptide?

OMG...the construction has started! How horrible! They have destroyed the whole natural landscape! And it'll get even worse once the project is done. Pacifica used to be a pleasant place to live. But in the past years the traffic has become a nightmare...UNBEARABLE! And the City continues to allow new construction...what's up with that? Urrrrrrgggg!!!!

The previous owner/developer gave up because a City Council member told him to go speak to Nancy Hall first.

The original project used a member of the National Green Building Alliance as a consultant, and the previous owner had hired that person to help ensure the project would be a green Gold Standard project. This new proposal is literally the opposite of that.

Keeping in mind that the new owner has a right to PROPOSE anything he/she wishes for that site, we the people also have the right to refuse, through the planning process, anything we see as detrimental to our community.

Unless we are to be overrun by these types of proposals, we do need to get out and engage.

Why -- in the name of good government -- do we continue to allow "height variances"? The height cap was put in place for a reason, and yet everyone and their brother wants to exceed it. In addition, this project will "add" an additional 60 to 70 vehicles [approximately 2.1 vehicles per household, including motorcycles] dumping onto Fassler, when this specific street is one of the most dangerous streets in the county. I challenge anyone to plant themselves at the corner of Copeland and Fassler between 0715 and 0915 and again between 1430 and 1800 and tell all of us how many vehicles actually traveled the speed limit posted [outside of the backup early in the morning]. This project needs to be reduced by half to even get considered, I think. Tell the Planning Commission and the City Council to vote "No" on this plan. It is dangerous and does not meet the "spirit of the city" as it relates to the height limit.

Thanks for posting this. It is not on the city website -- how did you find out about it?

(Editor's Note: Riptide has eyes and ears everywhere. We are grateful to all our news sources for keeping the community informed.)

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