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From: domainremoved <Lisa>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:36:48 -0700

Greetings council members - As an interested resident of North Fair Oaks, Menlo Park, (one block off Marsh Rd. near Bay Rd. intersection) I attended a previous workshop on this development which will effect my neighborhood.

To her credit, council member Cecilia Taylor was there and I hope she reported to you all what a fiasco it was. The very few residents who showed up completely derailed the developer’s agenda. They are understandably fed-up with development on their side of 101. They didn’t want to talk about “colors and materials” and “neighborhood benefit contributions” to help the plan. They wanted to talk about building more affordable housing on the other side of 101 and getting some relief from constant construction in the Belle Haven area.

My point was yes, there is some common sense in building housing where jobs are being created, however, there is no common sense in building in area where the residents will have to get in their cars and drive back over to the west side of Menlo Park or Redwood City every time they want to go to:
a bank
a grocery store
a gym
a restaurant
a hardware store
a drug store
an office supplies store
any public school except one K-8 school

virtually anything needed they have to get in a car to drive to it.

I encourage the other council members to educate themselves on the concerns of their constituents on "the other side" of Menlo Park. Thank you Cecilia Taylor for your efforts.
Lisa S. Conrad

From the developer:

On behalf of Greystar and the Menlo Uptown & Portal project design teams, I wanted to reach out to personally invite you to a Community Open House on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Invitees will have the option to attend either of two identical sessions from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. The purpose of the Open House is to host the community and introduce and engage feedback on the proposed Menlo Portal project and provide an update and request specific feedback on our Menlo Uptown project.
 
A few additional details about the event may be found below as well as on the flyer mailed to the neighborhood:
 
  * Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 2019; Morning Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and Afternoon Session: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Note: the morning session and afternoon session are identical and are offered for convenience)
  * Location: Menlo Park Senior Center (Ballroom), 100 Terminal Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025
  * Other details: Light lunch and refreshments will be available
  * What if I can’t make it: We would love to hear from you through our website at www.greystarmenlopark.com <http://www.greystarmenlopark.com/> or via email at MenloPark_at_(domainremoved)
 
Please invite your neighbors or anyone interested in learning more!
 
Thanks,
 
Andrew
Received on Tue Aug 27 2019 - 18:29:40 PDT

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