Thursday, October 16, 2014

Preserve the charm, modernize and develop the city, San Bruno

San Mateo County Times/Aaron Kinney, 10/14/14.  "San Bruno puts ambitious downtown vision on the ballot." 
Oh the charm! Pacifica has some
charming areas kind of like this too.

Measure N, a City Council-backed ballot measure, would overhaul development rules from the 1970s to reinvigorate San Bruno's sleepy downtown by encouraging new housing and commercial projects. The changes would be consistent with the city's Transit Corridor Specific Plan, adopted in 2013.

The measure would relax building height restrictions, increase the allowable density on 42 residential parcels and allow for aboveground multistory parking garages. The new rules would enable the construction of as many as 1,610 housing units within walking distance of the city's new elevated Caltrain station. Maximum building heights of 50 feet would be increased by 40 feet near the Caltrain station, 20 feet on El Camino Real, 15 feet on San Bruno and Huntington avenues, and 5 feet on San Mateo Avenue. Proponents claim the changes would invigorate the city without disrupting San Bruno's small-town charm.  Read more.

Related Fix Pacifica reprintThe Daily Journal (San Mateo), Angela Swartz,  6/26/14. "San Bruno looking at new height limits:  allowing buildings up to 90 feet could help the downtown grow."

Reference - City of San Bruno, CA,  Wikipedia/San Bruno, CA.     Note photograph by Info USA from from City-data.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Driving on Huntington Avenue between San Bruno Avenue and Tanforan it's only a matter of time before that area gets cleaned up. Right next to Bart, great place for some mixed use commercial and residential.

Anonymous said...

Transit corridor. That's when a city is born with a silver spoon in its mouth.