If a proposed residential development proceeds, tenants of Pete's Harbor in Redwood City might have to move out by the end of the year.
That was the message delivered by marina owner Paula Uccelli at a meeting Thursday morning. She also introduced her tenants to the developer, Paul Powers of Denver-based Paul's Corp., who has submitted plans for 411 apartment units, private boat slips, a clubhouse, swimming pool and public open spaces.
Bryan McDowell, who has lived at Pete's Harbor for 12 years, said Friday that Uccelli is a good landlord who has "treated us well," but the timing is bad.
"The first of January, which makes Christmas pretty ugly for us," McDowell explained.
Uccelli said some tenants might be able to stay longer, depending on whether and when the marina is sold, but each circumstance would be considered individually, according to a statement released Thursday by her attorney Ted Hannig.
Uccelli reminded tenants they are on month-to-month leases and that there has been talk about developing the property for more than a decade.
Asked by boat owners and tenants how likely the development is, Uccelli said she is optimistic but noted that other proposals had fizzled over the years for various reasons.
"I wish I could predict the future, but at this point the best we can say is this is a proposal that I am hopeful will happen," Uccelli said, according to the press release.
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Located on the north side of Highway 101, between Bair Island Road and Redwood Creek, Pete's Harbor is at the end of Uccelli Boulevard. Its namesake, Pete Uccelli, Paula's husband, died on Sept. 22, 2005. He founded Pete's Harbor 60 years ago, according to the press release.
Paul's Corp. is also building the nearby One Marina condominium development.