Thursday, April 1, 2010
Meeting to rebuild the Old Waste Water Treatment Plant
Follow-up comments from the 3/31/2010 meeting.
All this sounds so logical, a step forward in the backdrop of an election year where Councilmember called the meeting. Researched and stated by Commissioner William Leon: 20 years, 13 proposals. Whereas, Councilmember DeJarnatt continues to insist "no one is interested in the property." It may be true that no formal regulatory agreement to build was completed, but there have been plenty of interested parties, including the 13 proposals and more.
The "highest and best use" discussion included logical assumptions of a suitable site for a hotel, restaurants, a business or mixed-use anchor compatibility with an improved Palmetto Avenue business location.
Citizen follow-up comments included several constructive suggestions leading to the need for this city to sustain itself economically. These comments were generally compatible and consistent with those of the joint study officials. Also suggested for "highest and best use" was the Ocean Discovery Center http://www.oceandiscoverycenter.org/ about.htm previously rejected in 1997 in favor of a hotel development by Barry Swenson Builder http://www.barryswensonbuilder.com/. Some of you may recall the city accepted an ongoing financial retainer from Barry Swenson project for 5 years then dropped the builder, as Councilmember DeJarnatt put it "contract terminated." Moving forward lets hope that the Old Waste Water Treatment Plant is developed as a productive commercial asset for the benefit of West Sharp Park and the entire Pacifica community.
Posted by Kathy Meeh