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News - March 26, 2010

Jumbo home OK'd by Palo Alto planners

11,000-square-foot residence in foothills would stand near Portola Valley border

by Gennady Sheyner

Weeks after Palo Alto's planning commissioners rejected setting maximum sizes for new houses in the foothills, they found themselves staring at the city's latest development proposal — an 11,184-square-foot "English manor-style" house and swimming pool in the city's pristine open-space district.

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Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be e-mailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.


Posted by Green Bean, a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I'm so glad I left Palo Alto years ago. I thought the city was going nuts back then, but this is truly insane.

Tuma lauds project this as "sensitive to the environment?" How about building a "modest" 8,000 foot home? (Remember when that number would have made your jaw drop?)

In an era where we're encouraged to strive to reduce our carbon footprint, how can anyone justify, and how can Palo Alto praise, the building of an 11,000+ square foot single-family residence? Palo Alto's marketing image of being a green city is pure hypocrisy unless they're talking dollars rather than trees.

Posted by joe, a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

perfect - their house their money enough said.

you really need to but out of other peoples business.

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