Blogged live from the Supervisors’ Chambers in Redwood City
The Pelican Eye: Jan. 27, 2010
Gail Slocum, Commissioner, Fourth District had questions for County Counsel regarding the sale of the four proposed office buildings.
She is attempting to better understand what will happen to the office buildings, the storage building and parking lot once they are sold.
Camille Leung, County Planner said the Wellness Center and Office Park construction will be based on demand.
The developers plan to rough grade the whole site and put up one building at a time. The parking lot would also be phased to provide parking for the building constructed.
Phase One of Construction
Building A would be built first (building closest to Pillar Ridge) and parking lot to the north of building A (closest to Pillar Ridge).
Scott Holmes, Engineer for the Big Wave development said building A is for mixed use, light industrial so it might need less parking? He also said agricultural farming would continue while construction is in progress.
- Hard to imagine how all this multitasking would work for the farm.
Holmes said they plan to switch to organic farming and plan to continue farming during construction.
Camille Leung said, “The agriculture is proposed for the Wellness Center site.” Holmes said, “The farming would continue on both the Wellness Center and Office Park site.”
Dave Byers of McCracken, Byers and Richardson said, “A banker will decide how the sites will be used. The construction loan will decide how the land is farmed during construction. We intend to keep farming the land during construction.”
Leung said that if the office park was a flop the Wellness Center would still be built but would not serve low income developmentally challenged people. Leung then went on to say, “Those living on just SSI payments are below the poverty line.”
Holmes said, “The cost to lease office park space would be $3.00 per sq. ft. and the purchase cost would be 1.5 times higher.”
Holmes, “A tenant will be secured before the structure (Building A) is built. The building would be customized to fit the tenant/customer. Each building permit would shift depending on the needs of the tenant.”
Leung said, “The developer will start construction of the story poles next week.”