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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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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...

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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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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...

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

Always keep in mind that this campus is in an area zoned for single-family housing. We all chose to purchase homes here rather than areas zoned for denser, retail, or commercial uses. And be prepared... Read more...

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What is most important to you in your neighborhood?

Safety, low traffic and noise levels and privacy

I would add schools as well. Lincoln is already oversubscribed and traffic is concerning for the kids/families who walk.

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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...

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

If a gym/student center is built, would it be used for events involving Mercy student teams, or would it also be rented out? The additional noise and traffic of non-Mercy events would increase the negative... Read more...

To be a viable private High School, the facilities must be improved and maintained. Mercy needs a first class gymnasium, competition pool, and maybe even sports fields. Adding housing to this parcel would... Read more...

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

1) Please keep the labyrinth (and its beautiful garden) open and available to the neighbors. It is a much appreciated sanctuary for calm and meditation, healing and prayer. 2) Please keep the majesty... Read more...

Thank you for your thoughtful and comprehensive questions. We share your thoughts and feelings about the labyrinth, trees, grounds, and walking paths. The natural beauty and availability of the campus... 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 think you're wise to engage the community early and often in the planning process.

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

Please keep the neighbors informed and address all of our needs.

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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 commend your efforts to preserve long-term legacy of the Sisters of Mercy while planning for the future. I am grateful that you will honor the natural environment of the campus and continue to share... Read more...

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What is most important to you in your neighborhood?

Preserving the trees, safety for both pedestrians and drivers, sharing the beauty of our neighborhood with others.

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