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Council opens the door for new Hotel Parmani

Original post made on Apr 2, 2019

Palo Alto paved the way on Monday night for the demolition of Hotel Parmani, a 36-room motel on El Camino Real, and its reincarnation as a modern, 99-room hotel catering to Stanford Research Park clientele.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 1, 2019, 9:10 PM

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Posted by JUlie armitano
a resident of University South
on Apr 2, 2019 at 9:47 am

When will it happen?
That's going to be nice.

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Posted by Crescent Park Res
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 2, 2019 at 11:07 am

Crescent Park Res is a registered user.

And, this is why the state is pushing for SB50. What happened to Eric Filseth's dramatically presented proclamation that there can be no new development! no new jobs! without one housing unit for each job!? The City just allowed a 36 room hotel to expand to a 99 room hotel. That will absolutely require more employees. And, not highly paid tech employees. The County and the City both want Stanford to house all employees associated with their proposed growth. Shouldn't the hotel have to provide housing for the new employees they will need?

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Posted by PatrickD
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 2, 2019 at 12:09 pm

The 50' setback seemed completely arbitrary on this parcel, and this seems like a massive upgrade compared to the current motel. This intersection is definitely crazy for cyclists and pedestrians alike right now and removing the pork chop island seems reasonable.

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Posted by Crescent Park Resident
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm

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@PatrickD. Completely agree the setback was arbitrary and eliminating the triangle is a good thing. And overall, this is a good project. But how can Palo Altans complain about SB50 and the State wanting to force more density when the City keeps approving more business expansion without the needed housing for those ees? We can’t have it both ways.

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Posted by Realism
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm

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I would love to see the city require that the architectural drawings for proposed projects be realistic. A few examples:
1) Will this project include the barriers between cars and bikes along Hansen as is shown in the rendering? What about the new landscaping along Hansen?
2) No traffic lights shown
3) Palo Alto Square is no longer visible. Even at that angle, PA Square can be seen in real life.

If reality matches the renderings, it will be a nice improvement.

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