The City of San Bruno is located in the northern San Francisco Peninsula with an approximate population of 41,600. The San Bruno City Council and Redevelopment Agency adopted the San Bruno Redevelopment Plan in July 1999. The Redevelopment Project Area consists of approximately 717 acres, located primarily east of El Camino Real with a small noncontiguous area at the intersection of San Bruno Avenue and Glenview Drive. The Plan strives to revitalize areas in San Bruno that exhibit physical and economic blight, stimulate private investment in commercial areas, conserve and enhance residential neighborhoods, and provide affordable housing.
San Bruno seeks to capture the benefits of the numerous transportation resources that are present within the community by promoting transit-oriented development, producing affordable housing connecting the various forms of transportation, and capitalizing on the new Caltrain Station (to be completed in 2012) and the San Francisco International Airport.
Significant accomplishments in the first 10 years of operation include:
Since its establishment, the Agency has had many accomplishments that have contributed to achieving goals of the Redevelopment Plan, including the following: financed the construction of the new San Bruno Police station located at the San Bruno BART station; prepared the U.S. Navy Site Specific Plan, which laid the foundation for development of The Crossing, including infrastructure improvements, over 1,000 multifamily housing units, a retail center, and a site for a future hotel; implemented a façade improvement program that has provided financial assistance to over 20 façade projects, primarily in the downtown; funded a variety of capital projects in the Project Area; and provided financial assistance for 325 multi-family and senior affordable housing units located at The Crossing.