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Treetops Developer Asks for City's Help With Road

A proposal to have the city take ownership of a private roadway on Susan Drive before construction starts on the Treetops apartment complex is on the agenda for the May 24 San Bruno City Council meeting.

The developer of the Treetops Apartments project and the city are back at the negotiating table—this time about a portion of Susan Drive that runs through the complex.

When the City Council last year agreed to extend the process for AIMCO’s proposal to renovate the 308-unit complex, the council agreed that the city would take ownership of a private roadway on Susan Drive if AIMCO would first agree to improve the roadway and maintain the utilities underground.

Now that AIMCO is working on needed to start the project, the developer is asking the city to take ownership of the road before construction starts.

According to AIMCO, it won’t be able to get funding from HUD unless the city takes this step.

The council will be taking up a vote about this proposal at its at 7 p.m.

In addition, the council will be voting on contracting with a firm to do an environmental review for a religious organization that wants to build a new facility on Fourth Avenue. The Al Madinah Academy, an Islamic teaching center, owns two lots at 710 and 714 Fourth Avenue and is interested in combing the two to create a larger facility in the neighborhood to accommodate the center’s activities. The center is working on getting a conditional use permit from the city because it will be moving into a residential neighborhood.

The council meeting will be preceded by a at 6 p.m. to discuss the affordable housing projects being proposed by the city’s Redevelopment Agency.

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