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SummerHill's 10-home proposal hits final stretch

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A proposal by a local developer to build 10 homes on a highly coveted south Palo Alto site is expected to clear its final hurdle tonight (Monday) despite uncertainties over who will end up owning the property.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 17, 2011 at 9:52 am

Sounds like the left hand being totally unaware of what the right hand is doing.

Sounds typical for Palo Alto.


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Posted by Joey
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 17, 2011 at 11:14 am

Attention City Council Members:

You should act to delay the approval until PAUSD decides what to do about the land. Can't you just make a quick phone call to ask for this?
Or, are you totally unaware of what is going on?


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Posted by curmudgeon
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Oct 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm

"The applicant, however, wishes to proceed with the approval of the tentative map in the event the purchase is not consummated," Nortz wrote in a report. "The status of the sale is not relevant to the council's action on the subdivision."

I believe the "Palo Alto Process" allows this as a project goes through the approval process. Summerhill wants to proceed as soon as the bidding war is over.


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Posted by Frank
a resident of Ventura
on Oct 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

... into 10 lots, ranging in size from about 8,000 square feet to about 11,000 square feet...

The standard lot size is 5000 square feet - so even though we desperately need more affordable housing we block the earlier proposal in favor of more monster homes.

This is the real story of the left hand not knowing about the right hand - or perhaps more accurately the NIMBY of "high density" housing (although the original proposal was not all that high density).


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Posted by No give up
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Oct 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Summerhill doesn't give up; they see $$ signs with the building of 10 homes. I hope PAUSD doesn't just capitulate.


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