http://almanacnews.com/square/print/2013/11/18/tonight-menlo-park-commission-confirms-specific-plan-recommendations-starts-housing-element-update


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Tonight: Menlo Park commission confirms specific plan recommendations, starts housing element update

Original post made on Nov 18, 2013

Rarely does a week go by without mention of Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, and that will continue to be the case for a while, now that the City Council has a chance to evaluate modifications proposed by the Planning Commission.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 18, 2013, 11:33 AM

Comments

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

In my opinion the PC is doing a superb job in this review and the recommendations being considered tonight reflect a great deal of both thought and citizen input.

After reading the Almanac story please follow the link provided in that story and take the time to read the staff report.


Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Save Menlo needs to read this proposed recommendation from the Planning Commission:

For El Camino Real and Station Area zones, Human Scale is a goal parallel to "village character," the latter being relevant mainly to Downtown and Downtown Adjacent zones."

Note - "village character," the latter being relevant mainly to Downtown and Downtown Adjacent zones."


Posted by Fred Lippy, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Stanford/Arrillaga's plan for the new development is 7 times the size/density of the Safeway across the street per Daily Post newspaper 11/19/13.

How do you like them apples Menlo Park citizens? Got traffic/congestion? Think the terrible traffic will get ANY better after it is done?

[Portion deleted.] Superb job on reviewing a MASSIVELY OVERBUILT development?


Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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A grocery store by definition generates much more traffic per sq ft than does an office building.


Posted by Fred Lippy, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I don't care Peter . . [portion deleted].


Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Those that ignore the facts will find that their pleas for attention will , properly, be ignored.