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Bohannon project: what benefits for city?

Original post made on Sep 24, 2008

Menlo Park developer David Bohannon wants to build a 1-million-square-foot hotel and office project off Independence and Constitution drives in eastern Menlo Park. Now, two City Council members will try to figure out how to make sure the city gets proper benefits in return for approving a project of that size.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 11:22 AM

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Posted by --
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 24, 2008 at 7:23 am

Mr. Brown's short and one sided article makes Menlo Park sound like a feudal state, with Bohannon having to serve Lords Cohen and Fergusson's bidding.

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Posted by snark
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 24, 2008 at 8:38 am

I like the fact that the compost item immediately follows the Bohannon one. Almost seems like a sly editorial comment,though I am sure it was inadvertent.

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Posted by Happy Taxpayer
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 25, 2008 at 10:18 pm

We don't need the $2 or $3 million in new taxes a 245-room hotel would bring in. Just raise the utility tax again.

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Posted by trojan horse
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 25, 2008 at 10:47 pm

The hotel is fine. It's all the other stuff that Bohannon wants that will shut out a chunk of our tax base and double our housing requirements per ABAG.

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Posted by Mackie
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Sep 26, 2008 at 10:31 am

When dealing with policians, it's always a good idea to bring your own shovel.

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