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Fwd: 2,433,701 SF of office projects OMITTED from GP

From: domainremoved <Stu>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 15:09:19 -0700

In case Brielle’s post wasn’t distributed to all.

Haste makes waste.

Not mentioned are Palo Alto’s tribulations with Stanford’s General Use Permit. They have mutual affects on Menlo Park city and schools.


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> Subject: 2,433,701 SF of office projects OMITTED from GP
>
> Please review my summary of concerns regarding what seems a rush to put Facebook Village on the front burner. The process seems to be fragmented. The goal of having comprehensive development and growth plans is to have a sequence that isn’t based on piecemeal thinking but one that that makes sense.
> Brielle
>
> Staff Report August 6, 2018 includes the plan’s projections, projects that were omitted and 4 options to correct.
>> https://www.menlopark.org/DocumentCenter/View/18265/I3---ConnectMenlo-Dev-Cap
>
>
> Article from the Post dated August 7, 2018
> https://padailypost.com/2018/08/07/proposed-developments-eat-up-growth-allocation-that-was-supposed-to-last-until-2040/
>
> General Plan allowed 1.3M sf of office east of 101 and 2,433,701 sf of office didn’t get counted as itemized here:
>
> Office development left out of the General Plan
> 260,500
> 104,587
> 318,614
> 1,750,000
>
> TOTAL: 2,433,701 plus 94 apartments
>
>
> 1. Residents, especially those living east of 101 were given misinformation regarding the total office development that would be constructed. We now know that the Connectmenlo process (fundamentally a General Plan update) that focussed on the area east of 101 was flawed.
>
> 2. Consequently, the sequence of how the City plans for growth in the city is now flawed. The Council must first make right on the error in the General Plan. See 4 options in Aug 6, 2018 Staff Report.
> a) Will the Council approve an amendment to the General Plan to allow these projects to go forward?
> b) Will we raise the office cap in the General Plan?
>
> 3. Any request to approve an amendment to the contract with the EIR consultant must wait until the amendment to the General Plan is discussed and decided.
>
> 4. All Facebook Village decisions and community meetings must wait until the General Plan error is corrected.
>
> 5. Connectmenlo should not be considered without the Facebook Village being part of the discussion. They are intertwined.
>
>
>
Received on Mon May 13 2019 - 15:04:02 PDT

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