Menlo Park: Stanford-Arrillaga plan cuts medical office space by 74 percent
Original post made on Apr 11, 2013
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on Apr 11, 2013 at 10:21 am
Any 5 story buildings? Any senior housing?
on Apr 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm
Menlo Park's protests against the size of the development initially proposed have been responded to--promptly and openly for all to know about. That's great, and the scale-back is encouraging.
By contrast, nothing's being said about modifications to Arrillaga's other big development proposal--the one at the Stanford end of University Avenue. All that Palo Altans get to hear is the occasional rumor that the project's going to go ahead--and the fact that taxpayer money is covering the traffic etc. survey costs that the billionaire developer should himself be paying.
When are Palo Alto's residents going to know what's NOW proposed for the University Avenue project? Only once it's a done deal??
on Apr 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm
This sounds like typical Stanford hype, where they make a big deal about how they are "listening" to the public and then you get the same old project very slightly modified. According to the information above, they cut the size of all of the office buildings by 30,000 sf but added in 22 apartments. If the apartments are 1000 to 1500 sf each, then they just replaced all the square footage they gave up as office space and replaced it with apartments. The reality is that this is the same over-sized, massive development that is was before. There was no compromise on size, density or unmanageable influx of people.