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News - September 6, 2019

Feds' grant completes funding needed to develop East Palo Alto's Bay Road

$4.4M will allow city to add stormwater system, paving the way for a new office complex

by Sue Dremann

East Palo Alto's 15-year quest to build critical infrastructure along Bay Road reached a milestone on Wednesday, when the city received a $4.4 million federal grant it hopes will bring large developments to the Ravenswood Redevelopment Area.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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Posted by Manny
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 5, 2019 at 8:48 am

"Most people can't afford flood insurance, especially in lower-income communities such as East Palo Alto, but the stormwater project will make it possible for many homes and businesses to be removed from federal flood designation so they won't need the insurance, Eshoo said."


Most of the low incomes household owners sold out and move away chasing behind the low income million bucks. Let's be honest East Palo Alto is no longer home to majority low incomes households, otherwise the place would have been passed up for this 4.4 million. The icing is on the cake welcome to the new and improved EPA, we are building working spaces on top of a former toxic chemical waste plant. It all makes sense why the late Steve Job wife purchased property here, All is working as planned. Who's all benefitting from this surely not the low income people, the City is making away possible for 2020 Bay Road Project.


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Posted by Greggy
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:18 am

"Most of the low incomes household owners sold out and move away chasing behind the low income million bucks. Let's be honest East Palo Alto is no longer home to majority low incomes households"

Try again Manny...I wouldn't say most of the low income household owners sold out and moved away, so no, EPA is still very much a low income community. Yes, there is gentrification happening right now as we speak, but to say EPA isn't a low income community anymore...common man, open your eyes.


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