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Stanford Middle Plaza Project

From: domainremoved <Nancy>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:48:03 -0700

Dear City Council Members,

Thank you for your commitment and your service to our city. I am writing
regarding the proposed Stanford Middle Plaza Project. I understand that
there's a lot of positive in this project, including the long-awaited
pedestrian/bike crossing from Middle to Alma (yay!). And I understand that
there are some opportunities for Menlo Park and Stanford to take an even
stronger leadership position as stewards of the environment. Here are some
specific suggestions to consider...

1) I'd love to see this project meet the recently adopted Green Building
Standards for the Bayfront (M2) area, including, but not limited to,
renewable energy, electric car charging, water conservation, and zero waste
policies.

2) Minimize Vehicle Trips - As a resident of Allied Arts, I want to reduce
the number of vehicle trips to this new development. I am particularly
interested in continuing the high-quality bike/pedestrian path from Palo
Alto through Menlo Park and beyond, making bicycling an efficient and safe
primary form of transport. We had the opportunity to spend six weeks in
Amsterdam last summer and they've got it down! I love the changes we've
recently made along University Ave and Santa Cruz Ave...let's do more!

3) Tree City - Support Menlo Park's designation as a Tree City by
landscaping all areas except for surface parking considered critical, with
the remainder of parking underground. There's a ton of research that
connects the health of residents to the presence of trees in our suburban
forest. Let's be at the forefront of this movement and create a place that
is not only beautiful but healthy too.

Thank you for hearing my words,

Nancy Larocca Hedley
Partridge Avenue
Received on Mon Aug 28 2017 - 20:50:02 PDT

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