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1704 El Camino Real(ECR) Development Project

From: domainremoved <Dave>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:02:18 -0700

Planning Commission,


I am one of the many signatories on the Petition to remove the Public
Benefit Bonus(PBB) from the 1704 ECR Development Project (aka Hampton Inn).
I believe that the PBB for this project is entirely unwarranted. The stated
public benefit is increased occupancy tax. While this will add to the
city's coffers, it has no benefit for the surrounding neighborhood. There
is no green space; no amenity; only unwanted mass in the middle of
residential buildings.


I am a member of the public and the neighborhood. I live on Forest Lane and
will be directly impacted by this massive proposed structure. I see only
diminished light and increased refuse from this project. I don't see any
benefit whatsoever. I am a constituent and voter, who hopes that you are
listening to and working for me as much as for a developer who does not live
in the neighborhood.


This project is inappropriate for its location. It is enclosed on three
sides by residential structures. It is well set back from ECR and only has
access via an easement. I don't believe that the either the city council or
the residents intended this section of the Menlo Park Specific Plan to have
incompatible, commercial structures in the midst of residential areas. This
is not downtown.


The PBB revenue from this project is a pittance compared to the tax revenue
generated by the Facebook, Stanford, etc. developments. Is it really worth
upsetting a couple of hundred voters? How much is enough? I hope that is
not what this is all about.


Please represent your constituents when you consider this project on June
24th. Please consider the negative impacts on the residential
neighborhoods. Please deny the PBB for the 1704 ECR Development Project.


Thank you for considering my request,


David Forter

151 Forest Lane

Menlo Park, CA 94025
Received on Mon Jun 17 2019 - 15:56:33 PDT

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