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Mayfield's 260 homes nearly a done deal

Original post made on Jun 23, 2011

While details about trees and architecture have yet to be worked out, the City Council approved a master plan for a 260-unit housing project at the site of the former Mayfield Mall Tuesday night, in what appears to be a quiet end for a once-controversial project.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 24, 2011, 12:00 AM

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Posted by W
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Would the latest Mayfield plans include provisions for CalTrain Northbound passenger drop-off, parking, bus/taxi/shuttle?


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

QUOTE: "Summit's Tim Unger noted that the existing redwoods are relatively thirsty."

Somebody should school Tim on the fact that Redwood trees can take moisture right out of the fog and humid air coming off the bay via their unique needles, as many around here do.

I have no issues with removing non-native trees, though large, well-established samples should be left intact. New, small trees don't make any significant shade for decades, and shade on homes can keep utility bills and excess power usage from various air-cooling appliances down in the summer.

That's thinking GREEN in two directions at once (saved vintage trees AND less power consumption). Too bad logic and common sense doesn't count here ;-) ...only profit.


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