My support of Measure T, the Bohannon Gateway Project, comes from my belief that it would be a real asset for three main reasons:
The location is very attractive: the project is situated on a far corner of our city where it will hardly be seen by many of us. It dramatically improves an area that currently is unattractive as one approaches Menlo Park from the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road.
It provides benefits to the community: Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo-Atherton High School, and Menlo Park housing all benefit financially. The first-source hiring agreement with JobTrain in Belle Haven adds strength to the whole proposal. Our city needs new sources of revenue to meet expenses and this project would provide approximately $1.4 million annually.
Traffic mitigation: this project may prove the impetus for Atherton, Menlo Park, Redwood City, and the county to work together and provide solutions to an area that has been concerned with traffic for some time.
I prefer a local developer such as David Bohannon rather than a faceless corporate entity with out-of-state financing. To my mind the advantages of Menlo Gateway outway any negatives. Please join me in voting Yes on Measure T.
Anne Moser, Spruce Avenue, Menlo Park