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A 74-foot, 268,938-square-foot development with 180,000 square feet of offices and 111 units of housing that will require an entire city block to be demolished in downtown San Mateo was approved by the San Mateo City Council this week.

“This is a project that I think will enhance downtown San Mateo and make for a better walking environment for the people who live in [the] central [neighborhood] to come to downtown,” Councilmember Joe Goethals said.

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Curtis Driscoll covers transportation and the cities of San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont and Half Moon Bay. See my other articles:

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I’m grateful to see more investment into the city!


Shades of the Bay Meadows fiasco. Boo!

Joe and Eric should KNOW that east of the RR tracks will never be called/considered 'down town's San Mateo.

Leave the old town feel alone like the Wing Fat block and also North B. Street.

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