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Viewpoint - August 21, 2013

Letter: Council asked to fix the Specific Plan

To the Menlo Park City Council:

Appointing a subcommittee rather than addressing the real issues of the Downtown Specific Plan is akin to thumbing your noses at residents of Menlo Park while kissing the hand of the developer who put his name on the gym.

I'd be happy to underwrite a building in exchange for being able to put an apartment complex on my single-family-home-zoned lot. Neighbors would not be able to do a thing because you eliminated public process in the Specific Plan. Oh, wait, they could have a say in the "architectural review" of the massive apartment building I'm building next to their homes.

Again, I ask you to do better for the residents of Menlo Park. Fix the plan.

Elizabeth Houck, Middle Avenue, Menlo Park.

Comments

Posted by Elizabeth, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Hey, I didn't even ask for naming rights...