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August 22, 2018 City Counsel Meeting - Stanford University Permit Proposal

From: domainremoved <William>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:13:42 +0000 (UTC)

Dear City Council,
As an owner of a townhome in Sharon Oaks, I am writing to request that the Menlo Park City Council require Stanford University to address the adverse impact that Stanford's proposed expansion program adjacent to our townhome community and associated increase in traffic on Sand Hill Road will have on noise levels.  Noise levels on Sand Hill Road in our neighborhood have increased significantly in recent years following Stanford's prior expansion projects along Sand Hill Road between Alpine Road and the Stanford Shopping Center.  These noise levels have adversely impacted our enjoyment of our property.  Standford's proposed new large construction program directly across Sand Hill Road from the Sharon Oaks complex will make the noise problem even worse.
The sound barrier capacity of the wall separating the Sharon Oaks complex from Sand Hill Road, built in the 1960s, has been made obsolete by the already increased noise levels on Sand Hill Road from prior Sanford expansion projects, not to mention the exacerbation of the problem expected with the new expansion projects.  Therefore, I request that the City Council include as a condition to the permit Stanford is seeking for its new projects a requirement that Stanford mitigate the adverse noise impact on Sharon Oaks by contributing to the cost of replacing our existing Sand Hill Road wall with a new, taller and thicker, wall designed to reduce the noise levels that have impacted and will impact our community without appropriate and sufficient mitigation.
Sincerely,
William Hoffman2466 Sharon Oaks DriveMenlo Park
Received on Sun Aug 20 2017 - 17:20:32 PDT

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