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'Gateway' elicits strong feelings on either side

Original post made on Apr 28, 2012

'Gateway' elicits strong feelings on either side

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Posted by Thank you Ellen Wyman, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Thank you Ellen Wyman for this clear explanation of what is wrong with this project, and all the reasons and dimensions of its overthetop pride and aggression.
The city council and its commissions keep bowing to these greedy, community-destroying developers. The citizens need to get together and do something about it.
Throw the rascals out!


Posted by PA Resident, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I'm not a bit surprised at the dimensions of this PC development. When the JCC was approved it opened the door to huge violations of our zoning codes, as developers realized they could get so much by declaring their projects PC.

I believe the tower is the elevator shaft. The 50' height limit only refers to the roof line; air conditioning equipment, chimneys and elevator shafts can go way up above 50'. Much of the JCC is over 75'if you take into account all the equipment above the roof line.

Incidentally, we are still waiting for the JCC to provide the jitney buses they promised as mitigation for their being allowed so many code violations, including something called shared parking!!

I have been told that the setbacks cannot be changed until a whole new comprehensive plan is drawn up which will be - when?!!


Posted by Curious, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I wonder, will the minarets of the Wicked Huge Mosque going up across the street from the JCC be considered "towers" as well?


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