In my opinion the new homes replacing the Hyatt Rickies are very ugly.
I believe a row of trees and some lawn between El Camino and the homes would have been much more attractive. Compare the development at the end of Meadow where trees, lawn and a fence separate the development from a much quieter street.
I wonder who will buy homes set right on noisy El Camino?
Is the developer prioritizing greed over aesthetics?
Why did the City of Palo Alto approve homes right on El Camino?