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New plan proposed for Derry project

Original post made on Jun 5, 2007

It's taken a while, but the developer behind the Derry condo-commercial project and the Menlo Park residents group that led a successful referendum campaign against it have agreed on a new project.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Jun 5, 2007 at 9:18 am

I would like to personally thank Mayor Brown for his work on this project. I look forward to his continued governeance of our city. I hope to vote for him again in the next election.

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Posted by Nick
a resident of another community
on Jun 7, 2007 at 9:02 am

I am happy that Menlo Park has reached an agreement on the Derry Lane Project. I look forward to more housing closer to transit as this fronts a major bus transit corridor, El Camino Real, and is adjacent to Menlo Park Caltrain.

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Posted by MP resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 7, 2007 at 11:44 am

Why the big reduction in below market rate units? If the total units has gone from 134 to 108, why have BMRs gone down from 22 to 16?

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Posted by no math whiz
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 9, 2007 at 11:28 am

looks as if the BMR totals are approximately 15% of the total units in both cases

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Posted by Jill Fleisher
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 22, 2007 at 11:40 pm

I'm happy to hear that the Derry Lane Project is now a real possibility. I have been on the BMR list for over 9 years and finally hope to have an opportunity to buy an affordable condo. I am disabled and am hoping there will be an accessible condo available.

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Posted by wondering
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 23, 2007 at 8:20 am

Jill, please explain why I, as a resident and taxpayer, should be subsidizing your housing. I keep hearing that the BMR units exist so that our public service workers can live in Menlo Park, but as far as I can tell, they don't want to live to live in one of those little units on the tracks. I live in a home that I can afford, and I don't expect the people of Hillsborough or Atherton to make it possible for me to live in their towns. You already live in Menlo Park; why do you think we should be paying for you to have a condo here?

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