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Save Menlo Park is a group of neighbors trying to protect Menlo Park from irrational, big-box, over-development. We are for smart development that maintains a mix of low-traffic residential and …

Save Menlo Park is a group of neighbors trying to protect Menlo Park from irrational, big-box, over-development. We are for smart development that maintains a mix of low-traffic residential and retail space, increasing walking and biking connections between east and west Menlo Park, while bringing in tax revenues and enhancing the village character of Menlo Park.

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  • 1. Saving theVision of Menlo Park www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 2. Re-Arranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 3. We Ask City Council To Take Immediate Action• Remove the Stanford Property or the ECR- SE district from the Specific Plan and reestablish a base .75 FAR• Review and Amend the Specific Plan as scheduled for June
  • 4. It’s size of 4 HOMEDEPOTS www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 5. Trafficwww.savemenlo.orgwww.savemenlo.org
  • 6. Traffic Will Kill Menlo Park www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 7. We Ask City Council To Take Immediate Action• Remove the Stanford Property or the ECR- SE district from the Specific Plan and reestablish a base .75 FAR• Review and Amend the Specific Plan as scheduled for June
  • 8. Endangers the Safety of FamiliesBiking and Walking Across El Camino and Neighboring Streets www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 9. STANFORD PROJECT AS % OF LIMITSUNDER 2012 PRIOR ZONING: 217% www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 10. SPECIFIC Stanford Report Card: F GOAL DESCRIPTION STANFORD COMMENTSPLAN GOAL PROPOSALVision Plan Area Maintain a village character Office park appearance, not small villageCharacter: unique to Menlo Park. F character of Stanford Park Hotel or Specific Stanford PlanEast-West Provide greater east-west, F Does not help fund undercrossing. SafetyConnectivity: town-wide connectivity. concerns about plazaEl Camino Real Improve circulation and Worsens traffic.Circulation: streetscape conditions on D- El Camino Real.Neighborhood Ensure that El Camino Real Significant concerns about additional cut-Context: development is sensitive to F through traffic and congestion (only a few and compatible with outlets from project onto ECR) adjacent neighborhoods.Vacant and Revitalize underutilized Overutilization of property increasingUnderutilized parcels and buildings. D development size with limited accessParcels on ECR: harming adjacent residential neighborhoodsDowntown Expand shopping, dining Only 2% of the project is retail (shopping orVibrancy: and neighborhood services dining). Any vibrancy is limited to color to ensure a vibrant F palette, plaza for development retail, and downtown. watching pedestrian and bike conflicts with cars at drivewaysHousing: Provide residential Provides only a limited # of units out of opportunities in the Vision C potential 337 units at Base (506 at PB Plan Area. Bonus level)Open Space: Provide plaza and park F Modest plaza, with safety concerns, huge spaces. parking lotPedestrian and Provide an integrated, safe Safety concerns for plaza; no undercrossingBicycle Circulation: and well-designed F support pedestrian and bicycle network.Parking: Develop parking strategies Provides parking for its buildings on 30% of and facilities that meet the C- site and underground. Huge blight. commercial and residential Community harmed by traffic to reach needs of the community. parking lots. www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 11. Stanford Gains Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From This Development. What Does Menlo Park Get? Their Traffic! www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 12. Traffic: Imagine 6400 Additional Car Trips Per Day On El Camino www.savemenlo.org www.savemenlo.org
  • 13. Traffic• Safety and Traffic• Clear Downsides and No Benefits• The future of Menlo Park in the hands of this City Council. Your vote is what you’ll be remembered by.
  • 14. The Money• Specific Plan Assumed low traffic senior housing and a tax-generating hotel on this land.• Current development will barely break even, even excluding costs for services like Police or Fire for the buildings.
  • 15. We Ask City Council To Take Immediate Action• Remove the Stanford Property or the ECR- SE district from the Specific Plan and reestablish a base .75 FAR• Review and Amend the Specific Plan as scheduled for June