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From: domainremoved <Rebecca>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:17:20 -0500

Hi Mr. Duboc and council members,

My partner and I live in a condo near downtown Menlo Park and we would be
thrilled if downtown Menlo expanded both with more shops and restaurants,
but also increased heights and density, creating a more "urban" feel. An
urban area within our smaller town feel would keep Menlo a highly desirable
location, as young families move to the peninsula for years to come.
Today's young families are increasingly drawn to areas that offer a more
urban feel within walking or short driving distance of their single family
home. Currently, Menlo's downtown does not compete well with neighbors Palo
Alto (granted, this is on a different scale), Mountain View, or Burlingame.
I believe Burlingame has really done this right, and is a model for what
our downtown could become. I hope you pursue this!

Best,

Rebecca

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From: Menlo Park's Future <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)
Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 2:40 AM
Subject: Re-imagining Santa Cruz Ave
To: Menlo Park's Future <menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)


 *Re-imagining Santa Cruz Ave*

Happy New Year Fellow Residents,

Is 2015 the year to Re-Imagine Santa Cruz Ave? Should the City Council be
putting the issue on this year’s priority list?



I Imagine a Santa Cruz Ave that has 2 and 3-story buildings with apartments
above and trendy retail stores and restaurants below. Trendy furniture,
trendy home décor items, trendy cook ware, and trendy more, in addition to
the few great stores there now. How about a children’s clothing store to
complement Cheeky Monkey?



Mountain View, Burlingame, San Mateo, have recreated themselves and Menlo
Park can, too. Los Altos which has a population identical in size to ours
is one happening place (and does support the Build it Again with Bricks
store that we unfortunately lost).



But first we have to buy into a dream, and then take action to facilitate
it.



Are you up for this idea? What do you Imagine for Menlo? And should the
City Council provide a venue for us to refine the dream?



Thanks, and please let me — and the City Council know. (
city.council_at_(domainremoved)



Lee Duboc (menlofuture_at_(domainremoved)




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