Big Banker says Alex Fraser, point man on the Harmony @ 1 project at Fassler & Roberts Road, is having trouble with his other project in town, a parcel at 340 Waterford. It is headed toward a possible foreclosure. The parcel is in Pacific Manor, in front of the self-serve car wash. It was originally scheduled for a foreclosure sale on April 26, and the sale date has been postponed multiple times, now set for June 30.
Redesigned version of what used to be called The Prospects project:
The rest of the SEIR on the city's environmental documents page:
Colliers International presents a glossy four-color spread (click link above) promoting its planned project behind the Moss Beach bluffs. Locals are none too happy about this oxymoronic "business park."
Midcoast residents fight dense housing projects to protect quality of life and prevent worse traffic on Highway 1.
Email your concerns about Midcoast planned developments:
Supervisor Don Horsley: DHorsley@smcgov.org
Community Development Director Steve Monowitz: email@example.com
Urge them to support an updated Neighborhood Commercial ordinance specific for the unincorporated San Mateo County Midcoast as outlined in the Midcoast Community Council's 3/22/2017 letter.
Fellow blogger Dan Stegink of Pacifica.city shared correspondence from the state (see links below) about the controversial library funding measure, which failed to pass November 8. Dan had asked the state: "The proposed argument for the new library (Measure N) states that the California Coastal Commission (CCC) has thoroughly vetted Measure N: 'The Coastal Commission and third-party experts thoroughly vetted Measure N to ensure our library is safe from flooding and sea-level rise.' Is that accurate?" The CCC said NO (see CCC letter at first link below).
Measure W to develop 206 housing units in the quarry lost 2-1 on November 8.
At the link above, read the full transcript of Planning Commissioner Rich Campbell's questions about Rockaway Quarry traffic, which he asked during his October 17 attempt to schedule a Planning Commission Study Session on the matter. The Pacifica Tribune condensed Campbell's comments. Quarry development (Measure W) lost 2-1 on November 8.
Julie Starobin and Karen Rosenstein of Stop Quarry Rezone wrote this Pacifica Tribune op-ed for the No on Measure W campaign, which prevailed on November 8, denying the developer's bid to build 206 housing units in the quarry.
Anna Boothe of Citizens United to Defeat the Library Tax filed a lawsuit in Superior Court asking to have Measure N removed from the November ballot, but the judge quashed the complaint. Nevertheless, the library tax failed to reach a two-thirds majority on November 8, and so it did not pass. Click the links above and below for details. To see the complete court file, input 16CIV01731 at this link: Superior Court
The California Coastal Commission denied Pacifica environmentalists' appeals, allowing a quarry dig to continue. (Thanks a lot, Governor Vendido!) But Pacifica put a stop to this madness, voting 2-1 for NO on W November 8, effectively killing the quarry owner's proposed 206-unit housing development.
(Measure W lost 2-1 on November 8, but if you had submitted a public comment before the October 27 deadline, please email a copy of your submitted comment to firstname.lastname@example.org for the NO campaign archives. Thanks.)
How did a "clean" issue like a public library bond get so mired in dirty politics? Click the link above to read Bill Collins' op-ed for some clues as to why this was the wrong library in the wrong place.
A revised application for five houses on 2.5 acres of open-space coastal bluff and sensitive coastal prairie habitat at Vallemar and Juliana in Moss Beach was reviewed by Midcoast Community Council (MCC) on October 26.
To submit written comments, email email@example.com and county project planner Dave Holbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Cat Cutillo, Half Moon Bay Review