Vol 1 Edition 11
Welcome to Reimagining Sequoia Station, a newsletter highlighting the local and regional benefits the Sequoia Station mixed-use development project will help bring to life. This edition will provide an update and the next steps for the Transit District and Sequoia Station.
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On October 25, 2022, the Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend the City Council certify the Transit District Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) and approve the Transit District Amendments to the General Plan and Downtown Precise Plan (DTPP).
During the meeting, both commissioners and the public praised the Transit District proposal and the city staff who have worked tirelessly over the last two years to shape it. “I am very heartened to hear such broad support of the Transit District from businesses, nonprofits, and community members,” said Planning Commission Vice Chair Filip Crnogorac. He concluded with, “I would also like to put my heartfelt support behind this project.”
More than a dozen members of the community spoke during public comment, almost all with overwhelming support for the proposal. Representatives from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Housing Action Coalition, and Chamber San Mateo County were just a few of the advocacy organizations that voiced the benefits of approving the Transit District.
“Redwood City needs the Transit District, it is the key to completing the vision for Downtown Redwood City, and it is a big piece of the puzzle for regional transportation,” said Chamber San Mateo County representative Greg Greenway. “If you’re pro-housing you should support the Transit District; if you’re pro-transit you should support the Transit District; if you’re pro-Caltrain you should support the Transit District, and if your pro-economic development in Downtown Redwood City, you should support the Transit District,” Greenway continued.
The next step for the Transit District will come on November 28th when the City Council is anticipated to vote on the SEIR and the Transit District amendments. This is a significant milestone that will culminate the city-led process that began in 2019.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Housing Action Coalition recently authored an op-ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal about the numerous benefits of the Transit District.
Redwood City Council Meeting
November 28, 2022
The City Council will consider the Transit District Supplemental EIR and General Plan amendments on November 28th. This important meeting will be the final step in the city-led process, over two years in the making. We hope you can join us at this meeting, either in-person or virtually, to show your support for the Redwood City Transit District!
For the second year in a row, the Sequoia Station team sponsored Redwood City’s Día de los Muertos celebration. We enjoyed meeting so many folks at our booth and receiving valuable feedback about the future of retail and open space at Sequoia Station. Thank you to all who came by and said hello. Keep an eye out for next month’s newsletter, where we will share the community input we received from the event.
December 10, 2022
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Get in the holiday spirit and join the festivities as Redwood City’s Downtown Business Group throws a party to celebrate the holiday season. Guests can enjoy a parade, live entertainment, carnival rides, Santa Claus photos, and more! The Sequoia Station Team is a proud sponsor of this wonderful event!
On behalf of Lowe and Eden Housing, we want to wish you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.
As a reminder, the our team is available to meet and provide project updates to interested community members. If you have any questions or would like to request a presentation from the project team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sequoiacentervision.com.