|Proposal to double Brisbane’s housing stock lands on ballot|
By MARISA KENDAL
Bay Area News Group (CA)
July 20, 2018
BRISBANE - After more than a decade of controversy, a massive mixed-use complex that doubles this city’s supply of homes has landed on the November ballot — sparking hope the project could help ease the housing shortage gripping the Bay Area.
The Brisbane City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to place an amendment to the city’s general plan on the upcoming ballot, which if passed would pave the way for the Brisbane Baylands project on the water’s edge just south of San Francisco. The measure would allow developer Universal Paragon Corp. to build between 1,800 and 2,200 homes, 6.5 million square feet of commercial space and 500,000 square feet of hotel space on the mostly vacant 684-acre site, one of the few remaining pieces of undeveloped bayside land.
Some residents expressed concern at the meeting about issues including building on polluted land that used to be an industrial site and a municipal dump. One speaker said council members would be “giving us the finger” if they approved the ballot measure. Others supported putting the project on the ballot, including a renter who implored the council to approve the measure because building new housing might help lower prices and allow him and his family to stay in Brisbane.
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