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Community Notebook: 'Grand reopening' of downtown celebrates the end of construction

Original post made on Jun 10, 2019

After a year of road closures and construction, Palo Alto plans to mark a "grand reopening" of its downtown with a Tuesday celebration.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 10, 2019, 2:52 PM

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Posted by Not really welcome
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2019 at 6:58 pm

I hope Palantir will send a thank you note for the citizens of Palo Alto improving their office park for them. After seeing how retail was decimated on Cal Ave with the renovations, I just somehow can't get excited about this.

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Posted by common sense
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm

when are the streets around downtown going to be repaved like Alma? try riding a bike around those streets and the potholes, cracks, etc. makes it a rough ride.

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Posted by Doing It The Right Way
a resident of University South
on Jun 11, 2019 at 7:34 am

A parade and ribbon ceremony are in order.

University Avenue should also be closed off to accommodate the festivities and a temporary gazebo erected for speeches by our civic leaders.

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Posted by Downfall
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jun 11, 2019 at 9:59 am

When are they going to hold a celebration for all driver's in PA that put up with all the ongoing construction projects in this city and cause traffic delays. On my regular commute to work I encounter 3 large construction projects that often cause roads to be reduced to single lane or have flagmen stopping traffic to allow trucks in/out of the site. These projects have all been going on for 1 year plus and none look near complete. It is irresponsible of the city that they permitted these projects to be running simultaneously and to have such an impact on traffic.

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Posted by commonsense
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jun 11, 2019 at 11:39 am

Deal all previous commenters,
Are you really that miserable? If so, please move somewhere else. Thanks!

4 people like this
Posted by Tom from Midtown
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 11, 2019 at 12:13 pm

Tom from Midtown is a registered user.

"You know, Mr. Mayor, we don't actually have that much in the way of refreshments. I don't know what we'll do if a large crowd shows up." " about we don't publicize it till late Monday afternoon, you know, when people will be watching the Warriors game?" "Great idea."

Sorry to rain on the parade, though in fact I think anyone out in the 95 degree heat wouldn't mind a little rain!

Anyway, I'm so glad to see the construction come to a close. I take folks' word that it was worth it.

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