Responses to the environmental impact report for a new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara have been released and several agencies as well as residents expressed concerned that the stadium will have negative impacts on the surrounding area.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is worried about greenhouse gasses and dust emitted during construction. The Santa Clara County Water District wanted more assurance about bridges and levees. And local residents said they feared the value of their homes will plummet.
But the most concern was saved for transportation impacts. Whether it’s streetcars, BART, busses or cars, just about every agency within earshot of Santa Clara City Hall said they were concerned about traffic, traffic and more traffic.
Missing from the reactions was any complaint from San Francisco officials.
Santa Clara is holding two meetings to discuss the proposed stadium, one on Monday and a planning meeting on Wednesday.