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Re: Pop-up park location

From: Cogan, Jim C <"Cogan,>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:51:00 -0700

Betsy and Horace

Thank you for your email. I appreciate your comments and suggestions. To answer your question regarding the location, the pop-up park location was chosen to match the location envisioned in the El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan for a downtown paseo.

The pop-up park is a pilot program intended to assess community interest and support for more permanent improvements. As a pilot, it is limited to 7 weeks and will be removed at the end of September. There will be a mix of active and passive uses programmed during the pilot. There will be group exercise classes, scheduled temporary play equipment for children, lawn games, Friday night movies September 4, 11, 18, & 25 and temporary seating. Please come check out all that we hope to do to enhance downtown.

Thank you again for your comments and please feel free to share any other suggestions you have.

Sincerely,

Jim Cogan
Economic Development Manager
City of Menlo Park
W: 650.330.6614
C: 408.666.2295

> On Aug 17, 2015, at 9:24 PM, Betsy Nash <nash94025_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Popup parks are a really interesting idea for downtown Menlo Park. One question: why was the half-block of Chestnut Street chosen as the pilot location?
>
> Chestnut Street / Santa Cruz Avenue is one of the very few 4-way stops on Santa Cruz Avenue, so this intersection is an easy and safe place for cars to turn onto Santa Cruz — the only place between Left Bank and Peet’s where it’s easy to do. When I walked through the intersection yesterday, cars were rolling right through the stop signs because cross traffic was no longer a consideration. Maybe the pop-up pilot project could be on one of the streets with an existing 2-way stop, instead. Thanks for considering.
>
> Betsy and Horace Nash
Received on Tue Aug 18 2015 - 10:49:33 PDT

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