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Morrissey-Compton relocates to Redwood City

Original post made on Jun 8, 2014

The Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, a Palo Alto nonprofit assisting children and adults with learning disabilities, relocated to Redwood City on May 27, after receiving notice of eviction due to redevelopment.

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Posted by Maria
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

There should be a requirement for new office buildings to provide a percentage of space to non-profits at a BMR level to encourage non-profits to maintain a presence in the city.

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jun 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Another big loss to the Palo Alto Community. They are an awesome resource for kids with learning differences. Guess the landlords will cram in another start-up with no community relevance at the location.

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Posted by Bonne Maman
a resident of Southgate
on Jun 8, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Just another one of those things that make Palo Alto less and less of a real community.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 10, 2014 at 10:43 am

So disappointed that the community and Stanford did not rise up against this. It has far more long-term impact than the trailer park issue and for many more students.

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Posted by PA-getting-monochrome
a resident of Gunn High School
on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

@Maria, "there should be a req for new office ….to provide space to non-profits at a BMR"

What a great idea! In a vein similar to the requirement for new developments to have "art". This would help keep some variety and vitality in our community.

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Posted by Doug
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:38 am

Morrissey-Compton and John Brentar are wonderful. Sadly, it's too late to keep them in Palo Alto, but please consider a donation to them.

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Posted by Sad state of affairs
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 17, 2014 at 7:58 pm

It's a sad state of affairs when organizations that provide critical support to the kids in our community must move out of the city to stay in business. I hope MC stays viable in Redwood City. Just another in a string of businesses that have been here forever that had to leave to make way for VC funded start-ups staffed by 20 year olds who have no idea what resources they'll need when they "grow up" and have their own kids. University Art, another store that served this community for many many years, just moved to Redwood City too. Ironically, most of my shopping I now do in Mountain View at stores like REI, Bed Bath Beyond, Michael's Art Supply, Safeway, Trader Joes, etc. And for entertainment? I go to the gorgeous community theatre, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts on Castro. I really don't know why people are killing themselves to move into Palo Alto.

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Posted by Dougall
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

This town is becoming shamelessly shallow. It is certainly an infinitely less enlightened place than it was even five years ago!

A lot of visually and audially challenged people depended on this place, as well as learning-challenged kids. What a waste! A senseless one at that, considering all the people with mega-bucks to spare living in the vicinity

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