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Viewpoint - January 16, 2013

Guest opinion: Hard lesson learned in downtown plan

by John Kadvany

Some Menlo Park City Council members and others have expressed dismay that the proportion of housing and retail is small in Stanford's proposal for its eight-acre property on El Camino Real, especially in the context of current housing goals forced on the city through the state housing element process. As a planning commissioner, I voted for Specific Plan criteria allowing such a project. What happened?

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John Kadvany is a Menlo Park Planning Commissioner.