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Developer proposes condominium project in Ventura

Original post made on Jul 1, 2021

As Palo Alto continues to reconsider the future of the Ventura neighborhood, a developer has come forward with a plan to build a five-story condominium complex in the planning area.

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Posted by Jonathan Brown
a resident of Ventura
on Jul 1, 2021 at 11:44 am

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How does this proposal mesh with creek re-naturalization? Isn't the best plan for this segment to have Lambert dead-end at a re-naturalized creek, and use Portage to connect El Camino to Park?


Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 1, 2021 at 5:39 pm

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Better pricey, medium density condos with adequate onsite parking (2 cars per condo), than high density apartments with inadequate parking, or ultra-high density "so-called affordable housing units" with no off-street parking. People who purchase their condos and who face financial risk if the community deteriorates are far more responsible citizens than those who can move at a whim and not be held accountable for supporting policies that destroy property values. They have "skin in the game", to use a gambling term --- and these days real estate is in a huge gambling bubble.


Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 3, 2021 at 5:16 am

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HOA’s and R1 Zoning is killing the vulnerable, poor and the unhoused. Profits over the health and prosperity of California’s, Bay Area residents are our death nell . Q: Why is it Palo Alto turns a surreal, blind Internet screen away from our internal humanity. It’s a crush to social responsibility, lack of empathy coming from the Libertarian sect. USA now a country of laws, lawyers, real-estate & greed. Sad. So very heartbreaking. As if we can just push the @[email protected] button and the unhoused crisis disappears. Reuse, recycle, repurpose. Palo Alto lack of compassion for those w less is a National disgrace . Vested, vexing value of the monied. It’s mean too.


Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 3, 2021 at 11:15 am

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Native - what posesses anyone to make comments about a city that is one of the older cities on the peninsula and is built out to the borders. Every city has a percentage of high and low cost homes. Every city has a basic predominanat business base. We are not a farming area. We are not a Costco wharehouse area. We are not a military base area - Moffatt is now more private. We are a University and high tech area. Our housing reflects the type of jobs that people have available in this city.
San Mateo County has a more diverse business base - more manufacturing, major airport which has lots of jobs of all types. People who are looking for a more lower price area need to go where the lower prices jobs are - SFO and the hotels and auto rentals that support the food, hotel, and tourist business.


Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Downtown North

on Jul 5, 2021 at 10:28 am

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Posted by Staying Young Through Kids
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 7, 2021 at 11:57 am

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@Resident 1-Adobe Meadows :

I love your comment: "Every city has a percentage of high and low cost homes. Every city has a basic predominant business base."

Can you please offer a run-down of the low cost housing options and the basic business base for Atherton, Woodside, LAH, and Hillsborough?


Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 9, 2021 at 11:14 am

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WOW - people get paid to perform those functions. Your local news groups spend a lot of time on those topics - they get paid to do that. Note that some of your cities are in San Mateo County. San Mateo County has a different tax base than Santa Clara County. More commercial ventures - giant SFO hub which feeds the tourist industry. People do not come to Santa Clara County to be tourist - they come to inspect the universities that their children may want to go to and our athletics. Our sports teams. Different type industry at the county level. Santa Clara has more tech - but lots on the border of San Mateo County.

You have to start with the tax base - could be commercial or property tax base. Then ownership of property. Following the real estate section of the papers Palo Alto is getting bought up by out of state companies. They start leveraging behind the scenes.
Your local universities play a part - they are big landholders. SU has expanded their presence in RWC with a hospital, campus, and giant apartment complexes. Check out the land breaking at Woodside Road and Broadway near 101. Will be big village - a good model for our proposed sites. Someone has already paid for these great ideas - go look and use those ideas.

Meanwhile we have the hackers who break into your systems via your email address. Is that all of the techies who have been home getting bored? Google getting tasked for the"cookies" that check out what sites you are visiting to see what they can sell you. What the trends are. Unfortunately the search engines that are behind the face pages are now running amuck. Who else is in your computer? The tech industry has reached a point where it has lost control of their purported function and now it is all spilling out. That will be a trend that goes backward. They are getting themselves in trouble. Lots going on at a very fast pace.
Woodside and LAH - lots of land for sale there - in a fire danger zone with little support. Lots going on the market now.


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