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30 November 2006

Milpitas wants to know

The site of the future Cisco Field may be in Fremont, but that doesn't mean that only Fremont will be affected. Milpitas officials have expressed their concerns about the project, especially traffic along 880.
During Milpitas City Council's Nov. 21 meeting, Councilman Bob Liven-good expressed his concerns over how the sports complex would impact Milpitas residents, especially along the I-880 corridor.

"It's of concern to me obviously because the site they are focused on... is less than three miles from our city border, and as a result has the potential to be an impact on our roadways and on our quality of life," he said.
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Livengood added at this early stage in planning for a stadium, he didn't know "whether to be a cheerleader of the project or a detractor of it."
As I understood it, Fremont was going to get Newark and Union City involved because they'd be impacted, so it makes perfect sense to include Milpitas... and San Jose, whose city limits are also only a few miles from Pacific Commons.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the impact of the proposed development greater or less than what Cisco could develop on the property under the approved zoning?

Anonymous said...

aha ... traffic, traffic, traffic ... yuck.

Anonymous said...

Gee, they ( Milpitas ) didn't seem to care when they built the massive McCarthy Ranch office development and retail power center at the junction of I880 and 237 , forever clogging traffic for Fremonters heading south on I880 through Milpitas trying to commute to Silicon Valley.

Anonymous said...

If Cisco had built their approved office complex in the early 2000s, it would have meant 15000-20000 workers at the Pacific Commons site - a far greater I880 traffic impact than the projected 1500-2000 housing units and weekday A's games as now proposed.

Jeff August said...

I think this is really just a city government doing what it should do. They are concerened for the welfare of their citizens.

I also believe that this too shall pass.

Anonymous said...

milpitas get a life.your the same city, that does noteven want bart.lets go As!!!

Anonymous said...

Milpitas, STOP CRYING! Your mayor doesn't even want BART, so don't worry about what Fremont does.
Besides, your not even in Alameda County. Go A's!!