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News - November 26, 2010

'Triangle' development to revitalize eyesore

New mixed-use building will try to fill old 'gap-toothed' development pattern on El Camino Way island

by Sue Dremann

A hard-to-develop, triangular-shaped land anomaly on El Camino Real that has been a continual nuisance to city officials could soon be developed into a three-story, mixed-use retail and residential building.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be e-mailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.


Posted by barbara, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Nov 29, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Just above you say, "The height and mass along El Camino Real can be of a larger scale,..." Did you forget that you are trying to turn El Camino Real into a walking 'neighborhood' street? Does this city's left hand really not know what the right hand is doing? Well I don't have to worry, I'll be long gone by the time the Palo Alto process gets this in place.

Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm

This will be built just a few doors down from another funny shaped building including a Starbucks and Subway that has been mostly empty since it was built. Are we really that low on empty buildings in South Palo Alto on ECR that we need to keep building more?


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I have used that Subway and Starbucks often and they are very busy and it is often hard to park nearby. They get the Gunn high school crowd. I imagine if something similar is opened it will do just as well.

This seems an odd place for housing though and I really question who may want to live in this odd location, particularly with retail so close.

A more interesting question would be what is going to happen to the old Su Hong's? It is beginning to look quite blighted now.

Posted by who cares, a resident of Triple El
on Nov 30, 2010 at 7:44 am

just mention that the building will meet or exceed the city's green building LEED standard and city leaders will wet themselves and give away the farm on zoning regulations.mkhr3 Hope the residential tenants like living next to a pet hospital with barking dogs.

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