History & Activities

Our group started as a grassroots organization in February 2016. Here are some of the things we have been up to:

Feb 10, 2016

MidPen announced they are interested in purchasing the property. In response, "24 members of the public spoke, all in opposition to Moss Beach high density housing. Public comments expressed respect and support for the work MidPen does, but that this is the wrong location for high-density low-income housing, which is inconsistent with the surrounding community of single-family homes on 5,000 s/f lots, far from jobs, shopping, and services, with limited transit and lacking adequate roads (highway congestion and narrow local streets). Neighbors like the quaint small-town feeling and don’t want it to change. They are concerned that new traffic will probably use Carlos & Stetson rather than Carlos direct to highway. Local streets are too narrow for parking. Children play in the street and residents walk their dogs. Concerns about construction disturbance and lowered property values were mentioned. Many would like the property to remain undeveloped, such as a park. Some expressed willingness to contribute time & money toward purchase and preservation, and/or to fight development.” (from MCC meeting minutes) 


Out of concern over this development, members of the community organized and created Resist Density.

Mar 16, 2016

MidPen Community Open House

After a month of spreading the word, over 200 hundred people came to the MidPen Community Open House to say NO to this project. See the video of our public statement at this meeting. (Video courtesy Doug Laughlin)

May 01, 2016

1 Sierra - WW2 Tours

Throughout the months of May and June, Resist Density offered tours which highlighted the historical significance of the 1 Sierra Property. Find out more here. 

Jul 07, 2016

Resist Density becomes a non-profit.

Resist Density incorporates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Formed to protect environmental resources and promote social welfare. Resist Density is dedicated to educating the public on the effects of development on the San Mateo County Midcoast. As an educational, non-profit organization, Resist Density is tax exempt and donations to Resist Density are tax deductible for contributors to the extent allowable by law.

Jul 11, 2016

Mid Pen - 2nd Open House

Hundreds of community members voiced opposition to the project at their second Open House

Aug 18, 2016

MidPen - 3rd Open House

Once again, hundreds of community members voiced opposition to this project.

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