I wanted to thank the city of Pacifica staff for preparing the Sharp Park Specific Plan in Word format. It was a more humane way to review it. Thank you to Dyett & Bhatia and the other consultants who worked on the plan for such a detailed history and accurate description of Sharp Park. The information provided in chapters 1 through 8 is spot on. I have no complaints. It’s an excellent document. I actually smiled while reading through parts, and I hope to see it adopted into the General Plan.
I’ve volunteered most of my adult life here with committees, a city commission and various groups working to improve Pacifica and Sharp Park. Just getting the Palmetto Avenue streetscape completed, be it a reduced version, was something to celebrate. This document addresses all of Sharp Park’s areas of needed improvement. The stated vision, principles, future plan, public facilities, design guidelines, recreational facilities are exactly what’s needed to meet Sharp Park’s long- overdue potential. And special attention is noted for anchor sites long-needing repair or development: 2212 Beach Boulevard, the Hilton Way library and City Hall with offices on Francisco Boulevard. These locations are in desperate need of vision and development. Improvements that I supported in public planning discussions over the years with derailed results. I’m encouraged to see recommendations for these sites here. But no investment will come to Sharp Park if it’s not protected.