Viewpoint - July 14, 2010

Letter: Character of downtown Menlo fine the way it is

I oppose the city's "visioning" plan for downtown Menlo Park. I am a 24-year resident who enjoys the character of our downtown and do not want to see it changed.

The merchants are struggling with the downturn of the economy and this plan appears to be a good idea for someplace other than Menlo Park. We have Stanford Shopping Center down the block.

The impact on the businesses that are here will be devastating. Success is based on timing and good planning. The timing is totally wrong and the plan doesn't fit this community.

Bobbie Fakkema, O'Conner Street, Menlo Park


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields