Monday, June 27, 2011
Half Moon Bay quarry next 100 years
San Francisco Business Times, 6/22/11. The Pilarcitos Quarry in Half Moon Bay, running out of rock to mine, is pushing a century-long plan to extract up to a million tons of sand, rock and gravel each year from nearby canyon walls, the San Mateo County Times reports. The expansion would add 117 acres of land to the quarry, pending approval by the San Mateo County Planning Commission.
The quarry is operated by West Coast Aggregates Inc., which supplies all the sand, rocks and concrete aggregate used by the city of San Francisco, the report says. The expansion is supported by West Coast Aggregates' biggest prospective opponent, the Committee for Green Foothills, because it would set aside more than 200 acres for wildlife protection.
Half Moon Bay Review article 1/13/10.
Mercury News/Julia Scott article 6/21/11.
Manta small business information, sales stated at $2.5 to $5 million annually.
Posted by Kathy Meeh