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City to expand small Ventura neighborhood park

Original post made on May 31, 2019

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada announced at a May 20 City Council meeting that the city has entered into a purchase agreement to buy a parcel next to Boulware Park for $2.75 million.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:36 AM

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Posted by Seriously
a resident of Barron Park
on May 31, 2019 at 11:43 am

And 1 million cut from fire/ public safety with another 900k on the docket this summer.

Booya!


Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 31, 2019 at 12:25 pm

>> City Manager Ed Shikada announced at a May 20 City Council meeting that the city has entered into a purchase agreement with the Pacific Bell Telephone Company to buy a parcel next to Boulware Park for $2.75 million.

Excellent! !!

>> Once purchased, the city would move ahead with various improvements to the property, including the planting of grass and the potential removal of the segment of Ash Street that currently divides the existing park and the new parcel.

I'm not sure if this idea would work, but, I would like to see the right-of-way still accessible. Fire/emergency/etc. as well as convenience of park visitors. It is already sharply curved-- can we make it drivable at 5 MPH? The new urbanists keep pushing the idea that instead of closing off streets completely, just make them slow. Barcelona is experimenting with superblocks that vehicles can traverse slowly. How about narrowing and raising the street slightly and repaving with brick pavers?


Posted by Naber
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 31, 2019 at 6:46 pm

Doesn't come close to making up for all of the problems over-development has caused in the Ventura neighborhood.


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