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Re: Concern over Stanford development impact to Menlo Park

From: domainremoved <Erin>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:24:18 -0700

Correction to my letter:

I meant to write that Stanford will donate approx. 100K ANNUALLY.

Erin

On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 9:21 AM, Erin Glanville <erin.glanville_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> City Council members,
>
> I am writing to express my concern over the impact that Stanford
> development along El Camino will have to Menlo Park.
>
> I realize that that stretch of Menlo Park has remained empty and
> undeveloped for as long as I can remember and the area needs to be
> developed. However, the current Stanford project will impact the city in
> very significant ways, including adding to our already difficult traffic
> situation and adding more students to already crowded schools, without
> significantly improving revenue to the city.
>
> My understanding based on *Almanac* articles is that Stanford will be
> donating 100K to the Menlo Atherton Education Foundation; while the
> spirit of that donation is appreciated, it does not seem to come close to
> mitigating the impact that the development being proposed will have on the
> city, the schools, and the quality of life of those who live here. As
> someone who lives closer to Willow Road, I can attest to how incredibly
> large the impact that the Facebook development has had on the city.
> While some of it is very positive (and property owners have definitely
> benefited from an increase in home values), the impact on traffic to those
> of us east of El Camino cannot be overstated; those on the west side who
> do not frequently travel this way cannot appreciate the gridlock. I simply
> cannot imagine how the city will absorb yet another huge development along
> El Camino-- the small town infrastructure was simply not designed to
> accommodate it.
>
> The decisions made regarding this development will completely impact the
> quality of life for Menlo Park residents for generations to come. Please
> make sure that the needs of Menlo Park residents is the TOP priority in
> negotiating with Stanford and learn from lessons that the Facebook
> development has given us.
>
> Erin Glanville
> Menlo Park
>
Received on Tue Sep 26 2017 - 11:02:11 PDT

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