The Saltworks site in Redwood City
What is sustainable development? Recently the San Francisco Chronicle presented two opinions on a proposed project that would have a significant impact on the Bay Area, the Saltworks site in Redwood City.
First, Peter Calthorpe’s editorial tells the Chronicle that the choice between 1,400 acres of salt production and a brand-new transit-oriented development in Redwood City is a no-brainer. The plan would convert half of the 2.2 square mile area into a walkable, transit-linked community and restore the other half to open space.
‘Saltworks’ plan – that’s smart growth.
Read more about the Redwood City Saltworks 50/50 Balanced Plan.
The environmental case against the development is discussed here.
This entry was updated on 9/3/09 to present the editorial in the context of the larger debate over the development proposal.