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News - October 2, 2013

Larger motel on the way for Menlo Park

• Mermaid Inn to renovate existing building.

by Sandy Brundage

A Menlo Park motel is getting a makeover along with more rooms. The Planning Commission approved the renovation of the Mermaid Inn, located at 727 El Camino Real, during its Sept. 23 meeting.

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Oct 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Why doesn't Planning Staff and Planning Commission uphold the parking requirements? Those minimal requirements are there to prevent overflow parking on residential streets. Come on Planning - Do Better!!


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Posted by mockery
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Decisions like this to ignore the SP parking requirements make a mockery of the planning process. Certain things are discretionary, with commission or council approval, but the parking requirements are not among them. This is the second time this has happened. The first was for the conversion to hotel on Glenwood where the hotel can count public street parking towards their onsite parking requirements.
Looks as if the store was given away and the residents are the ones with no power.


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