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Menlo Park: Sharon Green renovations pass round two

Original post made on Feb 21, 2014

The Planning Commission suggested that the owners of an apartment complex in Sharon Heights find a way to save some of the 62 heritage trees slated for removal as part of the property's renovation, and the owners listened, with a new plan that earmarks 42 for destruction instead.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:42 AM

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Posted by missing info
a resident of another community
on Feb 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

"The changes would increase building coverage on the site to 40 percent, which is 10 percent over the amount allowed under city code." The article does not explain why this exception is being granted.

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Posted by Jane
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Unbelievable! Menlo Park's environmental quality commission voted unanimously AGAINST the project and made specific recommendations. Why would the planning commission simply dismiss those recommendations and approve? Shouldn't the company be fined for violating the existing development permit instead?

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Posted by Shawn
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

The Planning Commission and its staff review was an excellent example of commercial interests over-riding unanimous public opposition as well as a thoughtful environmental commission review. It appears that Menlo Park is losing its soul!

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