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1704 ECR

From: domainremoved <Peter>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:24:13 -0700

Dear Planning Commissioners,
   I note that the 1704 ECR project will be considered by you on June 24.

I believe that the granting of a Public Benefit Bonus for this project is totally unwarranted.

The granting of a PBB for the payment of otherwise legally required Transient Occupancy Taxes makes
 no logical sense and is instead a Blight Tax imposed on the surrounding properties who bear the impact
 of the PBB but who receive no value from that so-called public benefit.

Any PBB approval for 1704 ECR will be appealed to the Council and subject to a lawsuit.

Seventy six Menlo Park residents have signed this petition:

Remove Public Benefit Bonus from ECR-NE Low Density zone
by: Peter Carpenter <http://www.care2.com/petition_feedback/342284237>
Location: Menlo Park, CA <https://www.thepetitionsite.com/local/US/CA/MenloPark>
The ECR NE-Low Density District is located on the east side of El
Camino Real at the northerly boundary of the City of Menlo
Park and is characterized by a mix of smaller format retail,
restaurant and personal service uses, office uses, motel
and residential uses. The area is directly adjacent to single family
and medium density residential uses.

The current Downtown Specific plan places a 0.75 FAR on developments in this zone but also allows a Public Benefit Bonus of 1.10. This Public Benefit Bonus FAR effectively negates the Low Density designation.

The City Council is preparing to conduct a biennial review of the Downtown Specific Plan.

We the undersigned request that the Public Benefit Bonus be removed from the ECR-NE Low Density zone since the FAR allowed by that Public Benefit Bonus is inconsistent with the designation Low Density.



Peter Carpenter
Received on Fri Jun 14 2019 - 16:18:27 PDT

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