Hillsdale Station Area Plan Workshop

"The City of San Mateo is working with the community and its
stakeholders to prepare a Station Area Plan for the Hillsdale Caltrain
Station and area west of the Station. The plan will build upon planning
efforts previously completed along El Camino Real, Bay Meadows and the
station itself to plan for transit-oriented development, creating new
opportunities for a range of housing, jobs and improved/safer pedestrian
and bicycle connections to the station."

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