Two "scoping sessions" -- set for Nov. 6 and Nov. 30 -- will provide visitors an opportunity for a close-up view of a proposal to build a community for up to 25,0000 people in Redwood City, where there are now only salt ponds and a salt-processing operation.
Visitors may comment in writing and talk about what's on display, said Redwood City spokesman Malcolm Smith. Opportunities for traditional public comment will come later, Mr. Smith said.
During a scoping session, the public is asked to identify areas of environmental impact to be included in an environmental impact study.
On Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., an "informational scoping" meeting will focus on land use and housing. It will be held at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave. in Redwood City
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., a scoping meeting will focus on water supply, wastewater and flooding. It will be held at the Sandpiper Community Center, 797 Redwood Shores Parkway in Redwood City.
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The development -- proposed by Minneapolis-based Cargill Salt and Arizona-based developer DMB -- would be built on land and salt flats east of U.S. 101, immediately south of Seaport Boulevard.
In addition to up to 12,000 homes, some 1 million square feet of commercial space would be built, plus parks and schools. Some wetlands would be restored.