1. Getting To Know You
How long have you lived in the community?

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As a valued community member, what do you want us to know? It could be anything related to this planning effort and/or any questions you have for us.

The open space/wooded area directly across the street was the primary reason I purchased my home 33 years ago. I am supportive of the Sisters of Mercy’s plans to provide new and accessible housing for... Read more...

It is not true that Burlingame is building affordable housing on Rollins Road. At present there is not one unit of affordable housing in all of Burlingame. The spare 5-15% of units that some developments... Read more...

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What is most important to you in your neighborhood?

Retaining the quiet, R-1 zoning, and lush greenery of the whole neighborhood.

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What is most important to you in your neighborhood?

First, I want to express my love for the Sisters of Mercy collectively and individually (they taught me in high school!). I'm a nearby homeowner and have carefully reviewed the community meeting presentation... Read more...

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As a valued community member, what do you want us to know? It could be anything related to this planning effort and/or any questions you have for us.

Burlingame is desperately, desperately behind on building low- and moderate-income housing to meet our needs projected by the state. I hope you'll make building affordable housing a high priority for the... Read more...

Good news! SB 899, which would allow religious organizations to build affordable housing on land they own, just passed the Senate. The vote was 34 aye votes (out of 40) and 0 no votes (so far; outstanding... Read more...

Mike - I know that you and Cynthia Cornell were pivotal in getting 200 low-income units in place behind the hospital on Trousdale where the zoning for this makes a ton of sense. If you are looking at... Read more...

Everyone supports low income housing. However, altering existing zoning laws to enable mass construction in a single-family neighborhood that lacks the infrastructure to support it will cause a host on... Read more...

Normally I'd say it's correct to prioritize higher densities and higher heights close to mass transit and commercial centers, but in the case of this particular campus, there are a couple of things that... Read more...

Mike, I respectfully disagree with you. I've visited the Peninsula Housing Facebook site, directing interested parties from all over the Peninsula to visit this website and to post comments here in support... Read more...

Mike Dunham I think you are misleading people with your post. Hoover is currently at capacity both physically and in regards to amount of students they can accept. Adding children in mass quantity to the... Read more...

The commute.org shuttle program is not a viable option for many commuters, even if they work on the train line - it leads to commutes double or more the time a car would take to SF or south bay, even with... Read more...

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As a valued community member, what do you want us to know? It could be anything related to this planning effort and/or any questions you have for us.

Thanks for reaching out to the neighbors, but I think it is extremely important for you to know that this feedback initiative is not going to be enough. You do not have enough replies from the many neighbors... Read more...

I agree with Lynn's comment. It's very possible to undo good will if this process progresses too quickly during this time of uncertainty. I would like to know when the "constraints and opportunities land... Read more...

Thank you for your thoughts here since it gives us the opportunity to clarify. There really is no deadline for us in remaining open and responsive to neighbors’ comments, questions and ideas. The reminder... Read more...

Please see our response to Lynn’s comments. We are nearing the completion of our initial land use analysis which will help us better understand the property, how we care for, and use it. A summary of... Read more...

I have posted this URL to Nextdoor Edition as the majority of our neighborhood is not aware of what is going on. It is already heating up there with misinformation so I posted this link for folks to engage... Read more...

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Given our goals what are one or two opportunities which you see for the Campus?

-Explore the opportunity to assist in addressing the housing needs of the broader Burlingame community. Would you please be more specific about the above statement you listed on your website. When will... Read more...

Since the Kohl Mansion and immediate surroundings which are on the Historic Register, it should be treated as a special treasure for Burlingame. The “Greens” in front of the mansion (currently used for... Read more...

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What are cautions or concerns you would share with us as this planning moves forward?

The neighbors need to be assured their concerns will actually be taken into account.

It is our commitment to sincerely and seriously consider the concerns and ideas of our neighbors throughout this planning process. We have established this community engagement website, as well as phone... Read more...

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As a valued community member, what do you want us to know? It could be anything related to this planning effort and/or any questions you have for us.

I live on Adeline Dr. I was excited to see that the sisters are interested in creating housing while still maintaining green spaces. This is a rare opportunity in Burlingame these days, and we should... Read more...

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What is most important to you in your neighborhood?

Effective use of land to create housing opportunities in our beautiful community for people who aren't quite as lucky as the existing residents.

Most people did not rely on luck to be able to live here. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to be able to purchase a home here and to pay the property taxes to maintain a beautiful city with great... Read more...

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What are cautions or concerns you would share with us as this planning moves forward?

I mentioned earlier that being more upfront about the changes being contemplated would be helpful. Most neighbors are supportive of your current mission and your kindness in letting us have access to walk... Read more...

Please post on website the questions asked at the zoom meeting and the follow up feedback forms from the meeting. And the comments and answers to the questions and responses.

A recording of the July 25th Zoom Community Meeting and the presentation reviewing the findings of the Existing Conditions Analysis are both included under the “More” tab of this website. Finally, we... Read more...

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Given our goals what are one or two opportunities which you see for the Campus?

Add one or two of the neighbors to your planning group as consulting members

This is a wonderful idea and over the past year or so we have consulted several neighbors on a variety of topics. That consultation has been extremely valuable, and we need to figure out ways that it... Read more...

I'm not sure you even realize what a treasure this property is to the neighborhood, the central peninsula, and to natural world. My home shares approximately 300' along your upper Adeline fence. I have... Read more...

Agree with George on the unique and special environmental treasure that is the Mercy 40 acres. The property including the meadow area (shown as an "development opportunity area") no doubt has several... Read more...

Opportunities to achieve Sisters of Mercy goals: education and spiritual ministries, housing and care facilities, high school needs, ecological and historic preservation <br><br>1. A new gym is wonderful... Read more...

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What is most important to you in your neighborhood?

For our family living here in Easton Addition, it is safety and security, community and neighborhood and access to open space. I see Mercy as an important cornerstone of our neighborhood. I have a lot... Read more...

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What would you like to know about the status of this planning process and/or its goals going forward?

Are you planning on either selling any part of your land along Hoover Avenue and/or building homes on that segment of your property? If so, how many lots or homes do you plan on selling or developing.... Read more...

There are very important questions and, as mentioned earlier, we are not yet far enough along in the planning process to provide the answers. We will be posting a summary of some of the most frequently... Read more...

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As a valued community member, what do you want us to know? It could be anything related to this planning effort and/or any questions you have for us.

The Sisters of Mercy have long been a part of our family's life - 45 years ago as an employer, more recently as a neighborhood refuge, and always as friends in the community. Through the years the Sisters... Read more...

Unfortunately, the housing going up on Rollins Road and on Carolan Avenue are not affordable. At this point, there is not one unit of affordable housing in Burlingame. The large apartment buildings going... Read more...

Correcting my numbers above as those were old numbers. In 2020, a single person making $97K is considered low-income, and a family of four making $139K is considered low-income. See: https://housing.smcgov.org/sites/housing.smcgov.org/files/2020%20Income%20Limits%20revised%2004282020.pdf

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As a valued community member, what do you want us to know? It could be anything related to this planning effort and/or any questions you have for us.

As a volunteer with Faith in Action, I can attest to the fact that the shortage of affordable housing is the cause of so much suffering in our community, some of it told but much of it untold. The Mercy... Read more...

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