Thursday, April 16, 2015

KCBS story on Grady Ranch and "St. George"

See the KCBS story HERE.   The news media are all gushy over St. George's "gift".  What they don't realize that the middle class communities of Marinwood, Lucas Valley and Terra Linda will be stuck paying for all of the infrastructure upgrades to roads, bus lines, public safety and schools.   Low income housing can escape environmental safeguards and infrastructure costs that market rate developers must pay. His generosity will be paid by us over and over again in higher taxes.

Why does he want to put housing on a site that will DOUBLE the development cost because of the landscape?  He could build TWICE the housing at lower cost elsewhere in Marin. Better yet, he could provide more integration if small sites were spread throughout the county.  Why massive big box developments that isolate communities? Clearly there is more than meets the eye.

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