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Derry Project Applies For $3.78mil In Public Money

Original post made by Oh, When Will It End?, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Mar 8, 2008

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Posted by bm
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Mar 8, 2008 at 9:03 am

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Posted by Gern Blanston
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Mar 9, 2008 at 9:39 pm

So, are we going to see Dennis O'Brien skulking up and down the median at the intersection of Oak Grove and El Camino, collecting donations while waving a sign stating, "The Derry Project needs your help; your contribution could mean the difference between my condos or a Foster's Freeze!" Seriously, is there no end to the greed? I pay taxes, and I don't feel the need to proffer up one dime for the sort of grant-cum-boondoggle being sought, shamelessly, by the O'Brien Group.

Gern


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Posted by MPworkingMom
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 10, 2008 at 1:51 pm

I haven't been able to understand the viability of the Derry project from the get-go. Who would want to live in a high-rise condo at that location? Traffic noise, train noise, air pollution -- what's the appeal?