Guest Opinion: Alma Plaza represents a larger issue in Palo Alto — strip mall or neighborhood shops? | June 7, 2006 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Spectrum - June 7, 2006

Guest Opinion: Alma Plaza represents a larger issue in Palo Alto — strip mall or neighborhood shops?

by Doug Moran

The current community debate about the future of Alma Plaza would benefit from revisiting discussions on urban design — such as those held during the development of the city's Comprehensive Plan, a strategic plan for directing and managing growth and change, dating back to the 1970s and reaffirmed in the early 1990s.

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Douglas B. Moran is a computer scientist and president of the Barron Park Association. He has been a member of various city advisory groups and committees. He writes this as an individual. He can be e-mailed at alma-guestop@dougmoran.com.

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