The Jay Paul Company unveiled a smaller Harbor View project during two community open houses over the last week.
The revised office project on 27 acres along U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City comes a month after City Council and community members expressed concern about the size of the initial proposal.
Jay Paul’s new project features about 800,000 square feet of office space instead of the initial proposal’s 1.2 million, and has three office buildings instead of four. The complex would support 3,061 workers rather than the original plan’s 4,579, generating 5,959 daily car trips — roughly 2,000 fewer than the previous proposal, according to the draft environmental impact report.
A new element of the project was revealed during the open houses: an indoor/ outdoor community center called Redwood City Commons. The community center’s exact use is still being determined, but the company used the open houses to seek public feedback on what they would like to see the space used for. Ideas proposed for the community center included a meeting space for nonprofits, educational exhibitions, an amphitheater, food trucks or a café.
Jay Paul continues to discuss its changes with the community and learn about what the Redwood Commons can offer.