Stop the proposed high-rise buildings at 27 University Avenue

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Janet Hutcheson
7 years ago
It is hideously ugly and a glaring sore in the landscape. It does not blend with the surrounding buildings

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April McCoy
7 years ago
I do not want that crap in my neighborhood

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Audrey McCann
8 years ago
I was born in Palo Alto, my family has been here for 6 generations. This sounds like the worst idea I've heard for Palo Alto in a long time. PLEASE do not put up this development! If you want to add a theater complex, please consider using the existing (old) theater on University vacated by Border's Books, or possibly the soon-to-be-vacated historic building where the Palo Alto Post Office is on Hamilton. I can't tell you how many people I know wish that we had a good theater in downtown Palo Alto besides the Varsity Theater on University. As for office buildings (and all the traffic that would cause) I have one word for that: NO. Traffic on University Ave. is already horrific, and we don't need more cars and more traffic in Downtown Palo Alto. Best to make use of existing buildings and parking. Thank you for your time.

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Kristan Norvig
8 years ago
This sounds like the worst idea I've heard for Palo Alto in a long time. PLEASE do not put up this development! If you want to add a theater complex, please consider using the existing (old) theater on University vacated by Border's Books, or possibly the soon-to-be-vacated historic building where the Palo Alto Post Office is on Hamilton. I can't tell you how many people I know wish that we had a good theater in downtown Palo Alto besides the Varsity Theater on University. As for office buildings (and all the traffic that would cause) I have one word for that: NO. Traffic on University Ave. is already horrific, and we don't need more cars and more traffic in Downtown Palo Alto. Best to make use of existing buildings and parking.

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Christopher Zanette
8 years ago
University Ave and the spill over traffic is far to impacted now. There is no reasonable access or parking for the new plan. High-rises will be way out of charactor and more like an unpleasant sight. While Arrilliga has done some nice things for Stanford, his reputation is that he only cares about himself no matter what facade he might be waring. He will maximize everything where everything becomes marginal, and still push the envelope. I don't see our benefit whatsoever. Arrilliga also plans to develop that long strip of El Camino in Menlo Park where Tesla and the abandoned dearlerships are south of the Stanford Court Hotel. All of it will certainly rob us of our unique charactor we have in our part of Palo Alto.

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Daniel Mart
8 years ago
Why did you even become politicians? To become whores for the rich? Because that it all everybody sees you as.

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Janice Berman
8 years ago
Overdevelopment will destroy the last distinctive city on the Peninsula. Developers and so-called philanthropists' greed will destroy the quality of life of all Palo Alto's citizens. A failure to act right now to stop the DOUBLING of the height limit, to 100 feet will lead to the complete destruction of the reason we live here.

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William Burnett
8 years ago
The city is getting ugly and I don;t think it is necessary.

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Daniel Mart
8 years ago
Council,
The developer is insanely rich. Theatreworks is nationally-renowned and even as a non-profit has a ton of money. Do you do the same thing done with Palo Alto Bowl, where you just lay back and allow the cash to automatically override everybody's opinion? Or do you act like a real government? Do you care?
All of you who were on the last council voted to demolish the Palo Alto Bowl. You obeyed the mayor's direct order to ignore every single thing said and written in support of the alley. You acted childishly during that fake hearing, rolling eyes and acting as if you didn't want to be there. You -- including the current mayor.-- voted to screw thousands upon thousands of people. Including the entire disabled community.
I am EXTREMELY worried! The council has a very long history of ignoring the public.

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Marcie Kay
8 years ago
This project, if approved, will fundamentally change the landscape of Palo Alto.