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Stanford Middle Plaza Project - Please Reconsider

From: domainremoved <Mark>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:51:58 +0000 (UTC)

Dear City Council,

I write as a resident of Menlo Park who is very, very concerned about the impact on traffic and general quality of life that the proposed Middle Plaza Project will have on us.   With the already underway Station 1300 (Greenheart) project, the possible changes made to the Railroad Crossings at Oak Grove and Glenwood Avenues and all of the projects that have already been completed in the area recently (including the construction of high density across the street from the location of this project), adding this to the list will make transit through the downtown Menlo Park area nearly impossible.
Based on the information I have seen, Stanford's current proposal:
   
   - does not meet the University's own traffic reduction and monitoring standards in Santa Clara county
   - does not meet Stanford's own environmental sustainability standards on campus 
   - does not meet standard payments in lieu of taxes of universities like Harvard ($4.5M per year) and Yale ($7.5M per year) to their host cities. 

Please reconsider your intention to approve this project in its current form and renegotiate the terms to ensure that Stanford meets or exceeds the above standards.
Sincerely yours,
Mark BrazealMenlo Park, CA
Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 10:19:03 PDT

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