Housing development of former coastal nursery in San Mateo County rejected

Housing development of former coastal nursery in San Mateo County rejected
Housing development of former coastal nursery in San Mateo County rejected
San Mateo County rejects housing development – After conducting a study on a former coastal greenhouse that was considered a site for affordable housing, San Mateo County has publicly announced it will not move forward with acquiring the property.

After a months-long study of a former coastal greenhouse once considered as a site for affordable housing and other amenities, San Mateo County has publicly announced it will not move forward with acquiring the property.

After signing a contract to purchase the property in January 2024, the county explored development options for the nearly 50-acre site at 2265 and 2275 Cabrillo Highway South, including potential affordable and farmworker housing and mixed uses such as child care and a cooperative distribution center for agricultural products.

The Board of Supervisors viewed the property, located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on Cabrillo Highway, as an opportunity to meet housing needs that had not been adequately addressed by the private sector.

However, the Board publicly announced its intention to purchase the property, but with the caveat that further analysis was needed during the due diligence period for the purchase.

On Tuesday, county officials shared that the analysis determined the site is ultimately not suitable for the county’s specific needs.

“While disappointing, this part of the process in no way diminishes the County’s ongoing commitment to adding more essential farmworker and workforce housing for vulnerable populations living on the San Mateo Coast, and to finding a permanent site for an agricultural distribution center/food hub that will support the coastal farming and ranching economy,” said Supervisor Ray Mueller, who represents District Three where the property is located.

“We learned a lot in the due diligence conducted for this site that will help us ultimately achieve this goal, and I am grateful to the County’s professional team for their work,” he said.

The county said in a statement that dozens of manufactured homes will soon be installed at the Stone Pine Cove farmworker housing project on Stone Pine Road in Half Moon Bay. The Cypress Point project in Moss Beach will include 71 affordable housing units for about 210 people.

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