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Byline: Renee Koury
Nov. 8--In a history-making decision Monday night, the San Mateo City Council voted unanimously to let developers demolish Bay Meadows racetrack, the oldest major track in California and a Bay Area fixture for generations of racing fans.
In its place, developers plan a community of up to 1,500 condominiums, 1.2 million square feet of offices, plus retail and parkland, located next to a Caltrain Baby Bullet train station.
Council members said the project not only allows the city to add badly needed housing and parks but also ends the threat that landowners might try to install slot machines and "Las Vegas-style entertainment" to …