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Stanford 'rethinking some parts' of Arrillaga project on El Camino

Original post made on Feb 19, 2013

Stanford University and developer John Arrillaga are revising their plans for Menlo Park's empty car lots for a third time, according to project representatives.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by curious, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Feb 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

How will High Speed Rail impact this project?


Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:00 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:12 am
Peter Carpenter is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online

HSR claims that they can operate within the existing right of way. If they can't then they will have to pay the displaced property owners lots of money - and even more if the property has been developed than if it is vacant.

IF HSR really needs a wider right of way then the wise thing to do would be to buy it now - however HSR has no money for such acquisitions and the right of way acquisitions it is now trying to make in the central valley are not going smoothly. I suspect peninsula acquisitions would be both much more difficult and vastly more expensive.