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Fwd: FINAL - 500 El Camino Real Project, El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan Vehicular Traffic Consistency

From: domainremoved <Stefan>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:16:03 -0700


thank you for sending over the final traffic consistency analysis. There
are many issues in here that would require further comment and discussion
but -- to me -- two in particular stand out:

1. Page 3 states that the *Specific Plan tacitly assumed 200,000 sf of
office space for the 500 ECR site all along*. As far as I know this number
had never been made public. It also strikes me as miraculous that the *actual
proposal is within 500 sf* of that number. Is this really saying that out
of the 240,820 sf of new office space in the entire Specific Plan *83% had
been implicitly allocated to Stanford*?

2. Page 10 Table 7 shows significantly higher trip rates on Middle Ave. and
through Allied Arts caused by the project when compared to the Specific
Plan. For example, "Westbound on Middle Ave" in the morning goes from 1
trip in the SP to 18 under the project (*1,700% increase?*). Similarly,
"Westbound through Allied Arts" in PM goes from 1 to 21 (2,000% increase?).
I think the actual trip increases will frequently be even higher from
non-project related trips that get diverted through neighborhood streets
because of increased ECR congestion. Why does the *conformance analysis
summary on page 11 make no mention* of the significant trip increases
through Allied Arts?

Thank you again and best regards,
Stefan Petry

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Quirion, Jesse T

> George, Stefan & Kevin,
> Attached please find the FINAL - 500 El Camino Real Project, El Camino
> Real/Downtown Specific Plan Vehicular Traffic Consistency analysis. This
> analysis represents the first of three building block documents that will
> be prepared for the overall analysis. The following two analyses will be
> completed next as part of the overall review of the proposed Stanford 500
> El Camino Real project. Based on the findings and recommendations of the
> following analyses, it is possible that the findings of the attached
> vehicular traffic consistency will be reevaluated.
> Additionally, attached please find all of the comment letters received by
> Stanford and the neighborhood representatives along with responses to each
> of the comments.
> These document will be posted to the City's website this week and will be
> available to the public.
> Jesse T. Quirion
> Transportation Manager
> City of Menlo Park
> E: jtquirion_at_(domainremoved)
> P: 650-330-6744

Received on Wed Mar 12 2014 - 10:17:25 PDT

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