City Agrees to Preserve 7 “Parkside” Trees

December 24, 2012
By

Some of the trees to be preserved.

The City Council  voted unanimously on Dec. 4 (Council Member Jennifer West recused) to approve a new design of the soon-to-be-built Parkside Development on Stanford Avenue between Doyle and Hollis streets. The new design retains seven of the mature trees currently on the site along Stanford Avenue. There will be no moving or transplanting of the trees, as previously contemplated by the City Council. The new design, put forth by Public Works Director Maurice Kaufman, keeps the trees where they are, while doing away with 10 new street parking spaces that were going to be added to the north side of Stanford.

I think the City made the right decision and the park will be a nicer space because of it. I and many others look forward to sitting in the shade of these 20-year-old Chinese Elms. I thank the city staff and the City Council for being open-minded and for valuing the preservation of mature trees.

(To comment, or to read the comments of others, click on the headline to go to the story page, then scroll to the bottom.)

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Upcoming Events

  • No events.

Event Calendar

May 2019
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031EC

RSS The Emeryville Tattler

  • Breaking News: Minimum Wage Ordinance to be Rolled Back May 22, 2019
    BREAKING: City HallTonight the Emeryville City Council voted 3-2 to roll back the City's landmark minimum wage ordinance as had been proposed earlier in the month in response to a blitzkrieg from restaurant owners in town.  In a drive led by Council members Dianne Martinez and John Bauters and joined by Scott Donahue, the Council voted to stop the July […]

Archives