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Menlo Park: Downtown Greenheart complex starts environmental review

Original post made on Jun 17, 2014

Greenheart Land Company is commencing the environmental review for its proposed 420,000-square-foot mixed-use complex, located within the specific plan's boundaries at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 9:11 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Susanne Chsng, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Green heart please consider low cost housing this time! Somehow you dodged the bullet in your other project.

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

"The company is aiming to provide public benefits in exchange for building to the bonus level of allowed floor area ratio at 150 percent, rather than the 110 percent, to let the two office buildings go up to 48 feet, with the top stories set back.

The proposal also includes renovating Garwood Way and creating a bicycle/pedestrian path to connect with the Caltrain station on Merrill Street."

ALL of these things would go away if the Lanza/Fry initiative were to pass - another example of the unforeseen consequences of a very poorly written and unvetted document produced without any public input or review.

Posted by Oh Please, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

[Portion removed. Please discuss the topic, not other posters.] Pro growth is fine but there is a point where residents can and should question what our city managers are doing and everyone should be open to more intense re-evaluations. [Portion removed.]

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Oh Please - you are welcome to provide both facts and your opinions, and I will continue to do the same as this Forum is " a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion."

What is missing are facts and opinions from the supporters of the Lanza?fry initiative - I suspect because they realize that the true facts are not on their side.

Now let's hear some facts and opinions from Oh Please.

Posted by Beth, a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Jun 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I'd like more information on the "public benefits" and what, in detail, will be done to create this. Not a bike path, as that will benefit relatively few residents.
I'm also for low-income housing. This is not a preferred inclusion for most developers for obvious economic reasons. Also, they say "up to" 216 apartments, meaning 1-216; likely 150?
El Camino corridor in MP is going to be a horrendous mess when this property and Stanford land are completed, as planned by the ones developing - who do this for profit to themselves. only.

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