(aka Cargill Salt Pond Property)
At a June 2006 Planning Commission meeting, the Friends of Redwood City presented their vision of a great future for the Seaport Wetlands. This vision describes how opportunities at the Bayfront can enhance the quality of life for Redwood City residents. These are highlights of that presentation.
- Create 25 to 30 acres of Community Park, including playing fields, picnicking and parking.
- Improve passive recreation and Open Space opportunities, including trails, interpretive features and viewing areas.
- Expand wildlife habitat and connect with adjacent wildlife refuge.
- Improve Flood Protection for Friendly Acres neighborhood.
- Allow incidental Commercial Uses to support park patrons
Function of Open Space
(As defined in 1990 General Plan)
- Conserving natural resources and supplying wildlife habitats
- Managing production of resources
- Outdoor recreation
- Public health and safety
Critical to achieving goals of Open Space and Conservation Element
Opportunities… Natural Resources & Wildlife
- Northernmost opportunity for connectivity on peninsula
- Can uniquely provide contiguous wildlife habitat from Redwood Shores to USFWS Refuge in Menlo Park
Opportunities… Distribution of Resources
- Port and Industrial activities remain important component
- Activities unique to Redwood City on Peninsula
Opportunities… Public Health & Safety
Wetlands adjacent to Seaport Boulevard
- Manage flooding in neighborhoods east of 101
- 200 acres of wetland sufficient to provide capacity estimated by city engineers (430 acre-feet)
- While providing wildlife habitat and public recreation
Save Seaport Wetlands
- Help us inform the city by letting them know what we think of this proposal.