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Neighbors at odds with district over Oak Knoll School plans

Original post made on Apr 17, 2008

Correction: This story misidentified changes to the plans sought by nearby neighbors. The residents would like the planned two-story multi-use room to be moved to the area of the back basketball courts. They do not prefer that the building stay at its proposed site with a sunken, below-grade foundation, as mistakenly reported in the story.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Maddie
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:52 pm

I think that it's outrageous to even think of cutting down up to eight 300-year-old trees in order to make "minimal improvements". This is truly a case of paving paradise and putting up a parking lot. Doe anyone think of the complications of the lost shade, lost roots, and lost play area for the kids? I grew up as an Oak Knoll student, and the memories of playing or sitting in the shade of a giant oak are countless.


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Posted by there's a better way
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:16 am

Web Link

The true neighbor alternate plan we just saw is fiscally, environmentally and operationally superior to the current plan.
It saves the heritage oak and front playfield, reduces paved surfaces and is less of an impact on immediate residences.
Plus, it's more kid friendly.
While some may think the district "owns" the land, we should all appreciate our stewardship of this special place for future generations of all area children. It's not just about selfish neighbors, but neighbors who daily hear the sound of happy children at play under the great oak.


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