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on Jan 22, 2014
First they get the approval to build and then they sue. This is what's wrong with the judicial system. Job security I guess.
Perhaps it's more about the company I keep, but I only hear the term "capricious" from legal counsel or Seinfeld reruns. Precisely what is "unfair" about a city placing strict requirements on developers (a label that has become an obscenity in Palo Alto discussions) to address community concerns, and how are concerns such as affordability "unrelated to the project". Oh, I see. The actual people of the city are not related to the concerns of the developer. All right, good thing we cleared that up.
Oh goody! More people. More traffic! Can't wait!
Why is the developer suing now? Didn't the developer enter into an agreement with the City on BMR in exchange for permission to build this complex?
If so, is it fair to really "change your mind" and say that quid pro quo isn't acceptable to the developer?
This is worth watching
I'd rather have the bowling alley than 2 dozen more condos. More legal fees, blah, blah, blah. If only the City Council had said 'no' in the first place....
- Perhaps they will get the message and say 'no' the next time they get a proposal from a developer who just wants to get rich with no regard for the community...
No more "affordable housing" in Palo Alto. [Portion removed.]
When these were sold at 40% below market rate the additional cost was added to the remaining houses in the usual Palo Alto wealth redistribution scheme. And now, forever, we have to pay 40% of the monthly dues for these 4 houses or another $10,000/year subsidy.
Thanks for nothing ,City Council and other socialists promoting these schemes.
The sheer greed of our local developers rears its ugly head again. While it might be argued that the burden of providing affordable housing (and parking) should be on the shoulders of those building more office space to lure more workers to Palo Alto, this does smack a bit of 'biting the hand that fed you'.
The sheer greed of our local developers rears its ugly head again. While it might be argued that the burden of providing affordable housing (and parking) should fall mostly on the shoulders of the developers building more office space to lure more workers to Palo Alto, this smacks a bit of 'biting the hand that fed you'.
Let nothing stand in the way of unbounded greed! They agreed in 2009 in order to get their permits, but now it's too much to ask. I hope the judge reams them out.....again.
Did this builder get density or other concessions as a result of the affordable housing?
Isnt this the developer who just set a precedent by beating our city attorney in the ca supreme court over whether this was a fee or an exaction?
Developers should not have this option!!!
yuppies outta town! get outta the country!
The city made a demand for LIH that has been found to be illegal.
Why not sue?
It will be expensive to rip those out and rebuild with LUXURY units.
Best laws that money can buy.
Agree to terms to get a project approved and then whine (and sue) about being forced to agree under duress, all over 4 BMR units. Not once, but twice. Have these people no shame or sympathy for those who need affordable housing--which is most of us. I used to view Classic Communities favorably. No longer.
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