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by Tyler Hanley, digital editor of Palo Alto Online,
on Jul 11, 2006
Palo Alto developer Chop Keenan is willing to build another parking garage on High St. if the city will allow him to build a four-story building at High and Hamilton (where only a two-story building would otherwise be allowed.)
Are the additional parking spaces (about 100) for downtown shoppers a good trade-off for allowing a larger building than the current zoning allows?
Or should the city council pass up the parking and let Keenan go forward with just a two-story building?
How do you feel about these "public benefit" projects where more development is allowed in exchange for parking or other benefits?
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