More NIMBYism on the peninsula. Jobs and people are already here. Build more housingBy at ""san mateo" affordable housing" - Google News
In recognition of those concerns, City Attorney Kathleen Kane said officials will review the city’s code to identify mechanisms available to enforce potential violations of the plan designed to mitigate neighborhood traffic and parking problems.Councilmembers agreed to postpone a decision on the project until a later meeting, when officials can clarify the potential enforcement outlets.Plans call for spreading the 60 residential units across the top two floors of the project, above four floors of office space and a lobby at the ground floor. The project is slated to offer 385 parking spaces in an underground parking lot plus about 18,000 square feet of open space. There will be three affordable units reserved for low-income tenants.
Observing the size and scope of the project, Councilman Michael Brownrigg expressed his dissatisfaction with the public amenities offered in return for allowing greater density and height.“I have deep concerns with the rules that allow the project to come to us in this state,” said Brownrigg.The public benefits offered in the project — the three affordable units and a public plaza — are not equivalent to the value for the city that developer Mario Muzzi received in roughly two additional two stories of development, said Brownrigg.article date: 2020 10 23