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California Ave. Concept Plan approval won't come until 2014

Original post made on Dec 12, 2013

Approval of the long-awaited of the California Avenue Concept Plan will be put off until next year, after planning commissioners added a slew of new amendments for subcommittee review at a meeting Wednesday night.

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Posted by Commissioner background
a resident of South of Midtown
on Dec 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

Mr. Alcheck remains true to his profession. He consistently wants bigger and more profitable development.
Alcheck is a real-estate attorney who works as general counsel for the Loyola Management Company.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:36 pm

"transit rich corridor" "density done right"

Unless there is legislation to prohibit you from having a car, or from commuting in any other direction but SF or SJ (on Caltrain), this will be a bunch of buildings with few roads and cars piled on top of each other.

The expectation that people will work, live and shop in the same area is silly. People who work do not shop (maybe they'll buy food), people who take Caltrain don't shop or buy food, and people who shop have better places to do it than an outpost by Caltrain and office buildings.

If I were to plan "retail" I would do it on the other side of El Camino, boutique type shops, not a cheesy mall, and have a parking garage on that side. At least all the cars will be going in another direction.

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Posted by resident too
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

"The expectation that people will work, live and shop in the same area is silly"

Absolutely true. El Camino is completely jammed at rush hour and more dense housing will just make it worse. So much for your "transit rich corridor". I don't know what dense housing "done right" means. At some point the density exceeds the capacity of the transit infrastructure.

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