Posted on Nextdoor today: A group of concerned Brea citizens will be hosting an informal meeting to discuss the proposed Hines Brea Place development this Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. – at the Brea Methodist Church (St. College and Lambert, 480 N State College Blvd.).
Brea Place is massive.
Look at the preliminary project design from Hines. Does that look like an “infill” project to you? Labeling Hine’s Brea Place as an “infill” project stretches the definition of “infill” beyond credulity. Who’s idea was that? Why? Fast track project? Avoid public scrutiny?
Isn’t the Planning Department managing negotiations of a development agreement? How could Hines employ this totally inappropriate strategy to dodge doing a new EIR without tacit approval of the Planning Department?
Brea Place documents still MIA.
Staff report and documentation have yet to be publically released. Will they include a more detailed project description beyond the promotional materials, a new traffic study or parking assessment?
How many 2 bedroom units are in the design? Could this project “legally” result in over 2,000 new residents? How many will be joining the daily commuting logjam? How many will be forced to park on the Target Center lot because there aren’t enough spaces on the property?
Don’t rush Brea Place.
I hope the Planning Commissioners are reading this thread and, at their meeting on on February 28 (7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers), will be prepared to demand that staff address these questions and those posed by the many residents attending.
IMHO – The most reasonable action that could be taken would be to continue the item.