Thursday, April 28, 2016

Quarry development, more of the "alternative" view

Pacifica Tribune, Letters to the Editor 4/20/16, print edition. "Why build in quarry?" by Richard W. Bauman

.... "Our little town has been discovered in part to some beating their chest to say come to Pacifica and see our beautiful hills, our beaches, etc. When is enough, enough?

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Remember the days of fewer
people. Why did it change?
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Don't drive through,
leave, don't come back.
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The City doesn't need more
revenue or services. It just needs
more permanent open space.
I left my driveway on a recent Wednesday morning to head to work. It took me 20 minutes to get from Adobe to the Rockaway Beach light. My point-- is there any real benefit of Pacifica putting a development in the quarry? What is in it for Pacifica? More shopping or is it more traffic?

Bottom Line -- it's one more hassle we as Pacificans would have to put up with if we are too ignorant or too arrogant to see what's plain greed for another carpet bagger who comes to town with a shiny new plan. I'm calling it BS."

Note:  read more in the print edition of the Pacifica Tribune.. last week's edition, hope you didn't already throw it out.
Related, the solution in the modern world Highway 1 widening. Caltrans.  

 Related, another "alternative" to widening highway 1. San Francisco Chronicle/Amy Graff, 4/26/16, "Rent this van to live at Google and 'eat Google food" for $30 a day." .... "Robert Allen of Daly City is offering a solution. Through his site, the 68-year-old retiree, who likes to keep himself busy with entrepreneurial projects, is renting fully customized vans to anyone who can find a place to park one. .... Allen said that the idea is a Google, Facebook or Apple employee could sleep in the van parked in their company's lot and use the office amenities such as showers, laundry service, and the cafeteria." 

Note photographs. Sign, a face page image to Pinterest.  Highway nostalgia from  San Francisco Citizen blog/Great Highway, 9/1/14.  Tour through the Rockaway Beach Quarry, Silicon Segway from Yelp. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Fix the highway, idiot! 100% bet this blatant nobie is against the highway fix. Hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

The City of Pacifica should find a way to buy the quarry and keep it as a nice park for all. Since the building of the tunnel, people will and are coming to visit, and stay. I, personally, no longer see building homes in the quarry is a good, positive thing for Pacificans. Traffic has gotten so bad it took me 20 minutes to get from HWY1/Lindamar to Rockaway. 20 minutes. On a Friday. At 9am. I do like the idea of a Hotel and Amphitheater, and that is it. Build up Palmetto with housing. Palmetto is closer to HWY and City. I would like to help build a consensus with others who would like the City of Pacifica to buy the quarry for all to turn it into a nice park. I will pay for a bench. Like I said, in the past, if you build the tunnel they will come. Once again I am right.

Anonymous said...

I would also like Highway One fixed, not widened. Highway One deserves a new make over. Highway One needs a brand new emergency shoulder, not widened with more lanes. With the Hotel, Amphitheater, Offices (in quarry), Renovated Highway One, New Library, City Council Chamber, Chamber of Commerce Offices, and Apartments at WWTP, we should be good for a long time. We can do this.

treading water said...

Perhaps you haven't read that the Pacifica NOBIES and faux-enviros, are stating as fact, that Pacifica will be under water all the way up to the western edge of Hiway One in 100 years. We must therefore retreat in a managed way eastward, and let the entire coastline of our town go to the little birdies and the fishies. Everyone needs to buy tents and small watercraft to prepare for the great escape.
No development anywhere. Mother Nature, Peter Loeb, Julie Lancelle, Dinah Verby and Bob Bataglia have everything under control so don't worry about a thing. They know what's best for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Money means nothing these days. I learned by examples. Our elected leaders in California spend all the time on bullshit. At least this kind of spending will benefit all.