MidPen announced its interest in purchasing the 11 acre parcel at 1 Sierra Street in Moss Beach. The Midcoast Community Council (MCC) held an informational public meeting for MidPen to introduce itself and its plans to develop the property. In response, members of the public spoke, all in opposition to the high density housing project. Public comments expressed respect and support for the work MidPen does, but that this is the wrong location for such a major project, far from jobs, shopping, and services, with limited transit and lacking adequate roads (highway congestion and narrow local streets without sidewalks). Members of the community expressed concern about the dangerous blind curve on HWY 1, where this development would intersect. Children play in the street and residents walk their dogs. 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.
Out of concern over this project, members of the community organized and created Resist Density.