Menlo Park commission reviews specific plan, Sharon Heights apartment renovations
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on Nov 4, 2013
The Menlo Park Planning Commission will attempt to wrap up its downtown/El Camino Real specific plan review tonight (Nov. 4), but first, it will consider whether to allow the owners of a Sharon Heights apartment complex to make improvements to the property that would require cutting down 62 heritage trees.
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posted Monday, November 4, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm
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"And why is this the first we're hearing about this? The secrecy is the biggest indicator that this plan is not what is seems to be."
No very much secrecy -From the Staff Report (it REALLY is helpful to read these things):
"The property owner provided staff with an example outreach letter that was sent to residents of the project site and neighboring properties;"
"Staff received ten emails specifically with regard to the proposed heritage tree removals. The following individuals expressed opposition to the proposed tree removals, citing corporate profit, possible future increases in densities, and the possible loss of the existing tree canopy and landscaping at the site:
Kathryn Mohr of 350 Sharon Park Drive, dated July 21, 2013
Uzi Bar-Gadda and Dennis Hanley, dated July 23, 2013
John hunter, dated July 23, 2013
350 Sharon Park Drive/Bob Linder PC/11-04-13/Page 10
Tatsiana Lobovkina and Sergey Tiourine of 2275 Sharon Road, dated July 26, 2013
John Fyten of 2455 Sharon Oaks Drive, dated August 4, 2013
Kristin Boye of 350 Sharon Park Drive, dated August 4, 2013
Didi Engel of 1015 Continental Drive, dated August 5, 2013
Robert Freeman of 2446 Sharon Oaks Drive, dated August 6, 2013
Monica Wong-Albers, dated August 6, 2013
Aruni Nanayakkara, of Sharon Oaks, dated received August 6, 2013
David Hughes of 2351 Sharon Oaks Drive, dated August 6, 2013
Kathryn Venverloh Browne of 2426 Sharon Oaks Drive, dated August 6,
Marie Holmeberg, dated August 6, 2013
Cynthia Bright of 350 Sharon Park Drive, dated August 6, 2013
Rita Pedersen, dated August 6, 2013
Susan Kang, dated August 11, 2013
Lauri Battista of 2225 Sharon Road, dated August 22, 2013
Vanessa Cooper of 350 Sharon Park Drive, dated October 25, 2013
Stephan Dützmann, 600 Sharon Park Drive, dated October 30, 2013"
No secrets here.