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Hotel/office project: study session tonight

Original post made on Aug 27, 2007

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will take a good look tonight at a proposal by developer David Bohannon to build an eight-story hotel and about 695,000 square feet of office space near Marsh Road and U.S. 101.

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Posted by Skeptic
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 27, 2007 at 1:37 pm

Mr. Bohannon wants to hire his own people to do the city's analysis for them. Staff seems favorably inclined, as it would save them work. If Bohannon truly believes this is a worthwhile project for the city, why is he opposed to allowing an impartial entity to evaluate it?

If the Planning Commission agrees to this charade of an analysis, why not just save the money and skip this step--it's pretty clear that any report commissioned and paid for by an applicant is going to conclude that the project is superb in every way and that any downside is minor.

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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 2, 2007 at 8:05 am


You are 100% correct. I guess it comes down to lack of accountability.

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