In response to a recent blog comment: If a city council welcomes developers to strategically boost their economy, offer services, and improve their city-- these developers will offer a project and build. Meantime, how's that "we can do nothing" attitude against opportunities working-out for this city over the past 10 years?
Article from The Daily Journal/Michelle Durand, 12/13/11, "Developers picked for Depot Circle in Redwood City." "Redwood City will negotiate with two development teams on proposals to develop what will be known as Depot Circle, a site that could bring housing, office space or even a hotel.
The negotiations will also include plans for moving the Redwood Creek culvert that cuts across the northern third of the area, making difficult construction of a building or underground parking. Although any final design is still years away, the unanimous vote by the Redwood City Council Monday night to narrow down the applicant pool is a beginning step to transforming Block 2, the Winslow Parking lot and the future Depot Circle. The so-called Block 2 is bordered by Jefferson Avenue, Middlefield Road and the Caltrain tracks while Depot Circle is the intersection of Winslow and Hamilton streets.“We are standing at the precipice of something great for our downtown,” said Councilman Jeff Gee." Full Article.
Reference: City Managers Request for Qualifications (RFQ), news release, 9/2/11. That's how fast this is moving. The city designated the land and the concept with voter approval.
Posted by Kathy Meeh