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Stanford project in Menlo Park

From: domainremoved <dana>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:31:00 -0700

Dear City Council Members,

Please consider very carefully the trade offs and the impacts for
decades that this Stanford proposed development will have.
Until something changes in how people move around - ie not by
individual vehicles - the congestion on El Camino and all the roads to
the freeways will be worsened.
There seems to be no city wide planning in looking at "developments"
as there are many increased-traffic projects already in the works in
Menlo Park with no traffic mitigation. More traffic lights does not
equal traffic mitigation.

Since this Stanford project has already been given the green light, at
this point do not take a low deal on this; again, the impacts of what
you approve and don't approve will be around for DECADES.

Make this project a show place for sustainability. Don't cut corners
and don't include balconies in "public open space". The developers are
going to go for everything they can get and cut every corner they can
get away with. Tell them what Menlo Park wants and otherwise, they can
walk away - which they won't, maybe they won't make quite as much
profit but they wont be suffering. They will make tons of money off
this project so don't make Menlo Park subsidize them in any way.

Do not wimp out!!!!! Make the developers uphold the highest standards
in traffic mitigation, sustainability, benefits for Menlo Park, etc!
PLEASE.

I have lived in Menlo Park for 43 years and value the independent
shops, restaurants, trees, greenery and smaller town feel. I can go to
Palo Alto and other places if i am craving a more "city" feel. Please
keep Menlo Park 'quaint' and don't give in to developers who's primary
goal is to make money.

Thank you.

Dana Gleason
123 Haight St
dana.gleason_at_(domainremoved)
Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 16:20:50 PDT

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