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About this blog: Growing up in Brooklyn, NY I lived in high-density housing and experienced transit-oriented services first hand. During high school and college summers I worked in Manhattan drafting tenant floor plans for high-rise office buildi...  (More)

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A Traffic Picture Worth a Thousand Words.
Aug 25, 2015 3:18 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 1,222

The recent mitigations at Alma and Ravenswood ostensibly for safety reasons, one month of a 6 month trial, has predictable consequences in other key locations. ... More
It doesn?t pencil out - justify the budget and hiring.
Jun 15, 2015 4:26 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 2,184

When I was on the planning commission, the Planning Department included at least two contract planners ? for years ? who ably served the city. They also understood... More
Public Benefits and Discretionary Zoning
May 3, 2015 4:55 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 1,451

The city council is considering describing and quantifying Public Benefits ? a quid pro quo negotiated between a project applicant and the city in return for granting... More
The MP School District Board Should Approve the O?Connor Boundary Change.
Apr 13, 2015 2:06 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 6,058

A boundary on O?Connor Street straddles two school districts: one side is in the Ravenswood District; the other side of the street enjoys the tonier Menlo Park District.

Tomorrow... More
Finally a Hotel for 1400 El Camino Real ? But ? There's a Catch
Feb 21, 2015 2:45 pm
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,935

Pollock Financial proposes building a boutique hotel on a now vacant lot on El Camino. Pollock Financial has a strong history in Menlo Park of providing good projects,... More
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