DMB's Saltworks is Really Green Sprawl
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#1 May 26, 2010
DMB's "SALTWORKS" IS REALLY GREEN SPRAWL
DMB Associates,Inc., states that their proposed development on the salt ponds in Redwood City will reduce green house gas emission from cars. But, density standards require a ¼ mile radius for a walkable community. Also, DMB failed to talk about the amount of carbon emissions from the 12,000 homes they plan to build.
Lets consider DMBs project in terms of the economics of
#2 May 27, 2010
of restoration versus the economics of development.
A restored marsh can collect up to eight tons of carbon dioxide per acre a year according a report by Wills, Needelman and Weil. 1000 acres of restored wetlands can remove up to 8,000 tons of carbon per year.
#3 May 27, 2010
DMB proposes a development of 12,000 new homes on the bayfront. The EPA estimates that the average US household of four people creates 83,000 pounds of carbon a year. 12,000 new homes would result in 498,000 tons of added carbon emissions per year.
#4 May 27, 2010
Restoring our wetlands makes more economic sense. The Redwood City council should send this proposal back to DMB.
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