Newark considering controversial 469-home development at edge of Baylands

An article published in the Mercury News highlights a controversial proposed development or nearly 500 single-family homes near the edge of the San Francisco Bay in Newark. This article highlights the challenges that the Bay Area faces without regional guidance on development along the shoreline.

"Some scientists and state resource agencies meanwhile say the area where homes are planned could not only be flooded by sea-level rise over time but also by sudden changes in water levels, such as when powerful storms cause tides to rise higher and send water flowing down from the eastern hills into the Bay all at once," according to the article. 

The development pits environmentalists and residents who believe the site is better suited for wetlands restoration against city officials and prominent developers who have been planning to build there for decades. 

Read the full article here.