Redwood LIFE

MASSIVE Redevelopment

in Redwood Shores

News **(most recent)

** October 31, 2023 - An update from the planning department on Redwood LIFE. They are working with a consultant team to refine a scope for their services. They expect to finalize a professional service agreement and bring it to the City Council in early December. Community engagement activities will likely begin early in the new year. They should be able to share more information in the coming weeks once the contract is approved.

July 24, 2023, The city council agreed to support a CEQA study review for a smaller alternative plan of Redwood LIFE. Redwood City will hire a community outreach consultant by late September or October. This consultant will report to planning staff and will work with the community and the developer.

April 24, 2023 - A study session will be held by the Redwood City council and Planning commission to determine if this proposed project has merits for an Environment Impact Review.

January 13, 2023 - The Community Development & Transportation Department issued a 20- page letter to Longfellow's revised application of November 30th, 2022. The department held the revised application incomplete.

November 30, 2022 - Longfellow submitted a revised application responding to the Community Development & Transportation Department October 28 letter. No change to the plan except few additional technical details.

October 28, 2022 - The Community Development & Transportation Department issued a 4- page letter to Longfellow requiring a revised application to address housing, transportation/traffic, building heights, sea level rise, childcare and hotel issues. 

August 10, 2022 - The Planning department is still finalizing the date for the council review which likely be the end of this year. Their review would involve considering whether to move forward in studying changes to the Westport Specific Plan. It would not include reviewing all the specifics of the Longfellow development proposal.

August 4, 2022 - Redwood City Planning department sent a project initial review letter with comments from multiple departments to Longfellow Redwood LIFE applicant.

June 6, 2022 - Longfellow submitted an application to redevelop Redwood LIFE to Redwood City Planning department.