The hearing for the appeal filed by the group "Save Pete's Harbor" against the approval of the planned development of a 411-unit luxury waterfront community has been postponed.
The hearing was previously scheduled to take place this coming Monday night, Jan. 28.
In a statement sent out Friday afternoon, the City of Redwood City said the agreement to postpone the hearing was arrived upon mutually by both parties.
It appears the hearing could be postponed as far as May.
The reason for the postponement is because both parties are waiting for some sort of decision from the California State Lands Commission over whether or not it will allow the transfer of the lease they granted to Pete's Harbor owners Pete and Paula Uccelli on the outer harbor to the Pauls Corporation, the company Paula Uccelli is trying to sell the harbor to for the development of the waterfront community.
A root part of the argument stems from the fact that the SLC originally leased the outer harbor to the Uccellis on the condition that they operate it as a commercial marina - whereas, Pauls Corporation has indicated that the marina will be privatized as part of the development, and all slips reserved for tenants of the community.
"The continuation provides the opportunity for the applicant and other parties to gain clarification from the California State Lands Commission as to whether the water area under its jurisdiction, currently leased to the property owner as a commercial marina, may be transferred to the developer for private use as part of the development," the City's statement on Friday read.
Reportedly, this matter cannot be discussed with the SLC except in regularly scheduled meetings, the next of which will take place in April. Therefore, the City indicated the appeal hearing might be rescheduled for sometime in May.
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