Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Bus line in walking distance? I don't think so. The 34 on F St? The 67/68 on 29th/30th Streets?
The 34 at Alhambra and E is 0.5 miles from the center of the project; slightly more for the 67/68 at E and Business 80. (assuming one walks through the tunnel under the RR berm at Alhambra.
The city has known about this plan for at least 18 months; by coincidence, I heard one of the project's loud mouth representatives talking about it on his cellphone while we were on an Amtrak bus together. At one point, I heard him talking about getting the city's buy off, and the person on the phone didn't know who Steve Cohn was, so he had to shout STEVE COHN! STEVE COHN! on the bus. This was just before New Years, 2011.
Personally, I am not against this project; the property should be used. However, the access issues are very serious; I have walked over that tiny bridge over Business 80, and as it is now it would not be sufficiently wide enough to handle all of the greatly increased traffic flow. That would mean the punch through to Elvas Avenue would be a necessity.
I think the developers could help themselves a lot if they indulged in some long range, bigger picture thinking and forced the city to do the same.
No, the one I am speaking of is across the train tracks from the dump. If you are driving north on Biz 80, it is on your left just before you cross the river. The dump is PAST the triangular one, over the train tracks
Don't know if there is any connection, but there are numerous survey stakes in the parcel across business 80 from the parcel being discussed: this is the triangular parcel bounded by Business 80, the American River, and the Union Pacific tracks.
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