Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson

My wife and I moved to Redwood City some 33 years ago, in 1989. Back then, the corner of El Camino Real and Jefferson Avenue was dominated by Davies Chevrolet. But not for very long, as it turned out. I was a frequent commuter on Caltrain and found myself watching, fascinated, as the dealership property (and more) was transformed into today’s Sequoia Station shopping center. Now, 30 years later, it seems I may once again be witness to the transformation of that large parcel, this time from a traditional residential shopping center into one that fits better with today’s downtown and that more efficiently uses the site’s 12 acres.

The Sequoia Station project, as you may know, aims to replace the existing center with a handful of high-rise office and residential buildings that have retail spaces on their ground floors. Sequoia Station’s sea of surface parking would disappear, in favor of a three-level subterranean garage.

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