Friday, November 15, 2013

San Carlos City Council approves Sam Trans Transit Village project

Transit Village - Train Depot
Sam Trans Transit Village, 8 buildings;
  233 housing units, 10% below market rate
"Monday's meeting was the council's second look at the eight-building project proposed for a 6.3-acre strip along the railroad tracks, between Northwood Drive and Hall Street on the east side of El Camino Real. As approved, the project will have six buildings three stories high and a pair of  two-story buildings. Instead of 280 housing units as initially proposed by developer Legacy Partners, the project will offer 233 based on the size reductions, city officials calculated."  "Council approves controversial San Carlos Transit Village project." San Jose Mercury News/Daily News/ Bonnie Eslinger. Staff, 11/3/13. 

"The San Carlos City Council voted 4-1 just before Wednesday morning in favor of a significantly scaled down Transit Village project that sets aside 10 percent of units for below market rate and requires any incoming restaurant to get a conditional use permit to stave off chains. "San Carlos council approves smaller Transit Village with affordable units."  The Daily Journal (San Mateo), Michelle Durand, 11/13/13.

"The meeting was the council's second look at the proposed project on the east side of El Camino Real." "San Carlos approves controversial Transit Village project." San Francisco Business Times/John Sailors, 11/13/13.  

Reference -  City of San Carlos Transit Village, Project description. "The developer, Legacy Partners Residential, Inc., has submitted an application on behalf of the property owner, Sam Trans, to redevelop the property into a "Transit Village", which is a development involving mainly residential uses and some retail uses, and a multi-modal transit center situated south of the historic depot. The project application was first submitted in May 2007. After incorporating feedback and analysis from the City, community members, and others, the applicant submitted updated plans in April 2009."  Note:  the graphic rendering is from this description. 
Related -  San Carlos Patch, 8/1/13, "Environmental Impacts  article.    Fix Pacifica reprint, The Daily Journal, 10/20/12, "Numerous Transit Village meetings."

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Gosh, how perfect this would be at the LM Park and Ride. Scaled down somewhat. Nah, we're putting in a poop pit instead.

Anonymous said...

And poor pathetic Pacifica has:

More homeless

More Crime

More Meth heads

More potholes.