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Menlo Park general plan update: council meets tonight on extending comment period

 

At first, it looked like that requests from the city of East Palo Alto, the Menlo Park Housing Commission and the Planning Commission for an extended deadline to further review the environmental impacts of proposed changes to the Menlo Park general plan had come too late.

However, the Menlo Park City Council has now agreed to hold a special meeting at 9 p.m. tonight (July 12) to decide whether it should grant a 15-day extension in the comment period beyond the initial deadline of July 15.

Proposed changes in the general plan, which governs future development in the city, would permit up to 2.3 million additional square feet of nonresidential construction, 400 hotel rooms and 4,500 residential units in the M-2 area east of U.S. 101. This development is expected to result in 11,570 more residents and 5,500 more employees.

If the period to comment on the draft environment impact report on the general plan update is not extended, it will end at 5 p.m. Friday, July 15.

Those who want to comment should submit their statements in writing to Deanna Chow at connectmenlo@menlopark.org or by mail to: Planning Division, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park CA 94025.

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