Is Palo Alto Mirroring this San Francisco Housing Probem?
Original post made by Winslow Arbenaugh on Aug 21, 2007
Here's a hint at where Palo Alto is headed if we keep listening to anti-development radicals that demonize every development of significance,
So, now they have Alma Plaza, Edgewood Plaza, and the Stanford project to chew on.
Note to prospective city council candidates: those of you who make it to the Council, take heed of the above article, as well as the dormant properties that small anti-development groups here want to stall, or stop altogether - or otherwise extort massive favors from developers that ends up costing new local residents more money.
It's time to look past the amateur developers (you know, the ones who don't own property, but want to tell others how to use it), and architectual sycophants who think that their opinion is the last word in urban design.
We need some common sense and vision when it comes to our city's future, not fawning attention paid to those whose favorite word is "no".
on Aug 21, 2007 at 5:08 pm
I wonder how Mr. Winslow will react to the following idea:
Barron Park has a lot of large lots and a remote park that is not available to most residents so lets have a "Redevelopment District" formed in it and place a few "Hyett Type" projects in its midst and also run a road thru to Stanford Industrial Park for easy, short commutes for the residents.
Of course Mr Winslow may be a developer and not even own any property so he may be in favor of this.
on Aug 21, 2007 at 6:03 pm
Great idea, Observer. How do we start?
on Aug 21, 2007 at 6:17 pm
"Barron Park has a lot of large lots and a remote park that is not available to most residents so lets have a "Redevelopment District" formed in it and place a few "Hyett Type" projects in its midst and also run a road thru to Stanford Industrial Park for easy, short commutes for the residents. "
There is no redevelopment district necessary, since redevelopment is taking place on its own, every day, via the private marketplace. However, your notion about a cutthrough to SRP is a very good idea. It would reduce traffic in Barron Park, where I live. Very few people would decide to cut through to Arastradero (too complicated). Locals would know their way home, thus cut down on cut through via current, overused routes.