Last week, in a meeting hosted by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce, representatives from Legacy Partners presented an update to their vision of the San Carlos Transit Village. For those of you not familiar with the Transit Village, it’s a concept being considered by the City of San Carlos to significantly modify the land on both sides of the historic train depot in San Carlos by adding retail space, high-end residential rental units, and additional parking. Legacy Partners was chosen by the City of San Carlos as the lead developer for this concept.
For more information, visit the City of San Carlos page for this: San Carlos Transit Village.
In last week’s meeting, which was attended by about 30-40 people (including 4 of the 5 City Council members, the City Manager and the Asst. City Manager), Legacy Partners gave a fairly detailed presentation on their vision of the Transit Village, as well as any changes from previous specifications. For example, the number of luxury rental units in the concept dropped to 280 units. There was consternation expressed by representatives of the Greater East Side San Carlos group for lack of any mention of the impact to the residents in Clearfield Park in their presentation.
Timing for this project (if it even moves forward) is still pretty far out on the horizon. The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) still needs to be completed, discussed, and approved before much else can happen. Consequently, it’s going to be a few years before the first shovel of dirt is turned….if it happens at all.
Legacy Partners was nice enough to provide me with a copy of their presentation to post on the site. Click here to download it: Legacy Partners; San Carlos Transit Village 3-16
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