353 Main St. project moving forward after appeal denied

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An appeal of a 125-unit residential development at 353 Main St. was denied by Redwood City council in a unanimous vote Monday, meaning the project will move forward.

The group Better Neighborhoods Inc. filed the appeal over concerns about the development’s potential environmental impacts. The project was categorically exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act.

On Monday, several councilmembers said concerns about the project had been adequately addressed during the lengthy planning process for the project by ROEM Development.

The project involves demolishing a single-story office building and constructing a residential development with 125 units, 19 set aside as affordable housing, and two levels of above-grade parking. The development would also have 182 private parking spaces and 42 bicycle parking spaces and includes constructing a scenic, 14-foot-wide trail and overlook point along Redwood Creek. Read more about the project here.