UPDATE: Project defeated! The California Coastal Commission denied this project at its August 2012 meeting.
The Big Wave Wellness Center and Office Park was a proposed mixed-use development project including an office park, parking lot, storage, farming, light industrial facilities, and residential units for developmentally disabled adults. The project is a 225,000 square foot, 45-1/2 foot tall structure proposed next to and on top of the Pillar Point Marsh.
Although some aspects of the development are admirable -- such as housing for developmentally disabled adults, incorporating alternative energy sources, and proposed reuse of water reclaimed onsite -- there are some serious flaws that render this development inappropriate as proposed and, if built, this project would have some serious impacts on our coast.
These potential environmental impacts include:
Damage to historical wetlands
Increased surface water runoff
Water quality degradationOther unresolved environmental issues include:
No guarantee of feasible sewage disposal (26,000 gallons per day)
No proven water supply sourceMore information
Environment Impact Report (San Mateo County)
Moss Beach, CA