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New plan proposed for Derry project

Original post made on Jun 5, 2007

It's taken a while, but the developer behind the Derry condo-commercial project and the Menlo Park residents group that led a successful referendum campaign against it have agreed on a new project.

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Comments (6)

Posted by Resident, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Jun 5, 2007 at 9:18 am

I would like to personally thank Mayor Brown for his work on this project. I look forward to his continued governeance of our city. I hope to vote for him again in the next election.

Posted by Nick, a resident of another community
on Jun 7, 2007 at 9:02 am

I am happy that Menlo Park has reached an agreement on the Derry Lane Project. I look forward to more housing closer to transit as this fronts a major bus transit corridor, El Camino Real, and is adjacent to Menlo Park Caltrain.

Posted by MP resident, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 7, 2007 at 11:44 am

Why the big reduction in below market rate units? If the total units has gone from 134 to 108, why have BMRs gone down from 22 to 16?

Posted by no math whiz, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 9, 2007 at 11:28 am

looks as if the BMR totals are approximately 15% of the total units in both cases

Posted by Jill Fleisher, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 22, 2007 at 11:40 pm

I'm happy to hear that the Derry Lane Project is now a real possibility. I have been on the BMR list for over 9 years and finally hope to have an opportunity to buy an affordable condo. I am disabled and am hoping there will be an accessible condo available.

Posted by wondering, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 23, 2007 at 8:20 am

Jill, please explain why I, as a resident and taxpayer, should be subsidizing your housing. I keep hearing that the BMR units exist so that our public service workers can live in Menlo Park, but as far as I can tell, they don't want to live to live in one of those little units on the tracks. I live in a home that I can afford, and I don't expect the people of Hillsborough or Atherton to make it possible for me to live in their towns. You already live in Menlo Park; why do you think we should be paying for you to have a condo here?

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