http://almanacnews.com/square/print/2013/11/18/tonight-menlo-park-commission-confirms-specific-plan-recommendations-starts-housing-element-update


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Tonight: Menlo Park commission confirms specific plan recommendations, starts housing element update

Original post made on Nov 18, 2013

Rarely does a week go by without mention of Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, and that will continue to be the case for a while, now that the City Council has a chance to evaluate modifications proposed by the Planning Commission.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 18, 2013, 11:33 AM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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In my opinion the PC is doing a superb job in this review and the recommendations being considered tonight reflect a great deal of both thought and citizen input.

After reading the Almanac story please follow the link provided in that story and take the time to read the staff report.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

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Save Menlo needs to read this proposed recommendation from the Planning Commission:

For El Camino Real and Station Area zones, Human Scale is a goal parallel to "village character," the latter being relevant mainly to Downtown and Downtown Adjacent zones."

Note - "village character," the latter being relevant mainly to Downtown and Downtown Adjacent zones."


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Posted by Fred Lippy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Stanford/Arrillaga's plan for the new development is 7 times the size/density of the Safeway across the street per Daily Post newspaper 11/19/13.

How do you like them apples Menlo Park citizens? Got traffic/congestion? Think the terrible traffic will get ANY better after it is done?

[Portion deleted.] Superb job on reviewing a MASSIVELY OVERBUILT development?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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A grocery store by definition generates much more traffic per sq ft than does an office building.


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Posted by Fred Lippy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I don't care Peter . . [portion deleted].


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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Those that ignore the facts will find that their pleas for attention will , properly, be ignored.