Coastside office complex delayed 

A decision has been postponed on a controversial proposal to build office buildings and a live-work center for the developmentally disabled near the Half Moon Bay Airport.

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation on the Big Wave project Tuesday, but voted to postpone a decision until March 29. The project, approved by the San Mateo County Planning Commission in November, has been appealed by the Montara Water and Sanitary District, the Granada Sanitary District and a coalition of environmental groups led by the Committee for Green Foothills.

Intended to provide low-income housing and jobs for the developmentally disabled, the project as originally designed calls for eight office buildings totaling 225,000 square feet with a 640-space parking lot and a live-work “wellness center” for 50 adults with a 50-space parking lot.

Even if it wins approval from the Board of Supervisors, the project can be appealed to the California Coastal Commission or challenged in a lawsuit. Lennie Roberts, a spokesman for the Committee for Green Foothills, previously described the appeal as the “first step in a very long process.”

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