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Menlo Park and Bohannon to seek design award

Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Mar 26, 2010

The City of Menlo Park and Bohannon are going to seek a design award for the Gateway project based on these unique features:

1 - It will be totally fireproof,

2 - The people who work there, visit there and stay in its hotel will never require emergency medical care,

3 - The residents of the 109 induced households created by the project will be childless and will place no demands on the local schools.

The is the first project in the history of the world that has achieved these unique features.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Peter Carpenter is a grouch -
Two months ago he's complaining that Council is anti-development for questioning Bohannon's motives in holding special focus groups. Now that the City and Bohannon have come to agreement on basic concessions for the development, he's complaining because they didn't ask the right questions.
Peter - why don't you apply to be on the planning commission? Given your experience with the Palo Alto commission, you certainly have a lot to contribute.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Steve asks:"Peter - why don't you apply to be on the planning commission? Given your experience with the Palo Alto commission, you certainly have a lot to contribute. "

I live in Atherton and would not be eligible to serve on the Menlo Park Planning commission - so I simply just keep offering my advice.

Steve asks:"Peter Carpenter is a grouch -

Two months ago he's complaining that Council is anti-development for questioning Bohannon's motives in holding special focus groups. Now that the City and Bohannon have come to agreement on basic concessions for the development, he's complaining because they didn't ask the right questions. "

Grouch - maybe. Concerned Citizen - Yes.

I expect government to work well - asking the the right questions is critical. My concern with two Council members comments on the Bohannon focus groups is that those two council members were clearly opposing the right of others to ask questions - a position that I consider to be totally unacceptable.


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Posted by designer
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:09 am

Being grouchy is ok. Attacking ideas is ok. Attacking individuals is not.

Here's a potential enhancement to Peter's Design Contest nominations, based on information in a different thread about this project:

4 - The 3,099 directly and indirectly induced new jobs won't result in any new requirements by regional or state agencies for Menlo Park to provide more than 109 additional housing units.


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