Rescue Our WaterFront

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NIMBYs vs. YIMBYs

NIMBYs vs. YIMBYs

A well-known Facebook troll posted a response to Councilman Nils Nehrenheim’s alert to his constituents that the City’s moratorium on new mixed-use high-density development projects had not been extended by the City Council, despite a 3-2 vote in favor (it required a minimum 4-1 minimum vote).  The troll’s cheer for the moratorium-extension defeat is “The […]

More Traffic? Or Good Local Jobs?

More Traffic? Or Good Local Jobs?

Redondo residents should be very concerned about the proposed Galleria redevelopment, and its impact on local traffic. Below is an important page from the Galleria owner’s (QIC) own Environmental Impact Report (EIR). I have highlighted the numbers that give you an idea of the traffic growth this will cause – the number of daily car […]

Building Bigger is Progress?

Building Bigger is Progress?

One consistent thread readers will observe through CenterCal supporters’ comments is that they believe building bigger (shopping malls, high-density residential etc.) is somehow “Progress”. To them, taking Redondo Beach to the density and traffic congestion of Santa Monica is just fine, and those who oppose that are “Backwards”, “NIMBYs”, “Hippies” etc. One on the ROW […]

CenterCal abandons Waterfront location and Coastal Commission application

CenterCal abandons Waterfront location and Coastal Commission application

In case you haven’t heard, CenterCal has not only abandoned their “Waterfront Information Center” in the harbor (the old “On The Rocks” – miss that place), but CenterCal has also withdrawn their application to the California Coastal Commission for the “Waterfront” mall project. What lessons have we learned, and who else should learn from this […]

ROW Summer Fundraiser Wednesday 6/27/18

ROW Summer Fundraiser Wednesday 6/27/18

/> Rescue Our Waterfront (ROW!) is holding a Waterfront News Update and silent auction fundraiser on Wednesday, 6/27/18 at 7 p.m. to keep our legal team in the battle against deep-pockets mall developer CenterCal.  We must raise funds to pay the legal costs to uphold the law as decided by the majority of Redondo Beach voters […]

Redondo’s Galleria traffic war on Lawndale

Redondo’s Galleria traffic war on Lawndale

Residents of Redondo Beach should be aware that their Planning Commission approved new development on the Galleria property that adds 300 apartment units. According to the developer’s own Environmental Impact Report, this project will add over 33% more traffic congestion to the area (given the baseline used, it could be more like 50%). This project […]