Brisbane City Council
is discussing the one of the Peninsula’s largest residential development proposals, aiming to build 4,400 homes and 7 million sf of commercial space…… Several issues have emerged. Does the developer have the financial means to deliver quality outcome? Can housing and new residents rest comfortably on currently contaminated soil? What is the city’s burden for services to 4400 new homes?"
Cupertino, San Mateo and Brisbane are among the first local cities learning how they can and cannot manage surges of housing and commercial development. State laws passed in 2017 are creating new development incentives and challenging traditional roles for local cities and towns. Local control of zoning has been reduced by over a dozen state laws. How will Brisbane Council set their goals for the quality of life their voters seek? For the record….Mt. View (population 80,000) has authorized 10,000 new homes. Brisbane’s current population is 4,000.