Saturday, July 28, 2012

Menlo Park downtown renovation moving forward

Palo Alto Daily News/Bonnie Eslinger, 7/28/12.  "Downtown Menlo Park drawing plenty of development interest since plan approved, officials say."

"Several developers interested in building homes, offices and retail businesses have approached Menlo Park since a 30-day deadline to mount legal challenges against its recently approved El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan has passed, according to city officials.

Although some critics had threatened to try to block the plan by putting a referendum measure on the ballot or challenging its environmental impact report in court, neither action happened, Cherise Brandell, the city's community services manager, told The Daily News.

The Menlo Park City Council unanimously adopted the polarizing plan on June 12; its action could have been legally challenged until July 13."  Read Article. 

Related -  Fix Pacifica reprint from Palo Alto Daily News, 4/14/12.   
Reference - City of Menlo Park "El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan,

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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