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Stanford Middle Plaza Project - El Camino Real

From: domainremoved <Missy>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:29:14 -0700

Dear City Council,

In viewing the project plan briefly online, I notice that the benefits of
are outweighed by the negatives in the Middle Plaza proposal. Before we as
a city approve this plan, please consider adding the following items:


   - Stanford to open access to Alma Street at the Sand Hill intersection
   by the Stanford Shopping Center which will greatly alleviate the already
   disfunctional traffic we residents currently experience;
   - Post "No Left/U Turn" at Cambridge on Northbound ECR;
   - Enable auto/bicycle/pedestrian access across the train tracks to
   Alma/Burgess via Middle Avenue intersection;
   - Add more parking to the "plaza" area, the site plan doesn't seem to
   have enough parking for the proposed functionality of the plaza area, and I
   doubt we will be able to park in the residential undergroud parking. The
   plan also states that the plaza is "close to parking..." - where is this?
   Certainly not the horrible inaccessibe Safeway parking lot that is already
   packed all the time?!?
   - Negotiate fair tax payments for MP - the current negotiation of
   $100K/year is no where near enough for the massive impact this development
   will have

As much as I would like to see the car lots torn down and beautified, we
have serious infrastructure issues along ECR that need to be properly
addressed before we develop anything. Stanford does NOT care about Menlo
Park, nor it's residents. I was born and raised here, and am currently
raising my children here as well. The traffic and development is
horrendous and sadly it's no longer the sweet town it used to be. We still
love MP, but the schools cannot take more children, our roads cannot take
more traffic and our homes need to be protected.

Sincerely,
Melissa Whitenight
Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 12:17:29 PDT

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