Sunday, August 28, 2016

Housing on the Coast where people live, bad

Half Moon Bay Review/Opinion/Letters to Editor, 8/24/16.  "MidPen development would be bad for Pacifica." by Erin Macias

Image result for Midpen housing proposal, Moss Beach picture
11 acre Moss Beach affordable
housing site, just off Highway 1
"Residents need to advocate for sustainable development all along our coast. Pacifica will be adversely affected by a high-density MidPen development in Moss Beach. Building high-density housing in areas with absent or limited services burdens neighboring communities. Without jobs, public transit, a supermarket and basic amenities in Moss Beach, Pacificans will feel the pressure from the new commuters through Pacifica daily.

With the proposed closure of the Sanchez Library, this adds a layer of absent resources to our new neighbors. Please alert yourself to development on our coast."

Reference.  Midcoast Community Council/Affordable Housing,"MidPen considers Moss Beach 11-acre site." ... "MidPen proposes no more than 80 units, with all rental units affordable to families earning 30-60% of county median income (currently $107,700 for family of four). The two-story three- or four-plexes would be designed to blend with the surrounding neighborhood and clustered so that approximately half the site could be dedicated to permanent open space. .... LCP Policy 1.23 limits the number of new dwelling units constructed in the urban Midcoast to 40 per year, including new second units. New units with affordability restrictions for low and moderate income can exceed the 40 units/year limit, but not so that a 3-year average would exceed that limit."  Note the map is the face page image  to the referenced Midcoast Community Council article." 

Related, article, Fix Pacifica reprint, Daily Journal (San Mateo) Samantha Weigel, 7/9/16, "MidPen proposes affordable Moss Beach housing..."  Also search this blog, MidPen, Montara.
Posted by Kathy Meeh

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