Menlo Park Vote on the Bohannon Project, Measure T (November 2010)
The Bohannon Project is a 230-room hotel, health club, three eight-story office buildings, three parking structures, retail facilities and a restaurant proposed for the city's east side. David Bohannon is trying to develop the 16-acre project at Menlo Gateway, between U.S. Highway 101, Marsh Road, the Bayfront Expressway and Chrysler Drive.
Menlo Park City Council members Rich Cline and Kelly Fergusson support Measure T and signed the official voter pamphlet arguments in favor of it.
A group called "Measured Growth for Menlo Park" has formed to oppose Measure T.
Patti Fry, who is part of the opposition group, said, "We oppose changes that are driven by unsolicited projects that don't conform to city rules because these lead to developers writing most of our emerging laws and standards...The Bohannon project is a case in point -– it may not even start for eight years, or be completed for more than 20 years, but the M-2 planning was put on hold in favor of processing that project, and it changes both the city's General Plan and Zoning rules for its exclusive benefit."
The question on the ballot:
|Measure T: Shall the voters affirm the decision of the Menlo Park City Council to approve the Menlo Gateway project and amend the City’s General Plan to permit construction of offices, research and development space, a hotel, health club and restaurant on property located east of Highway 101 near Marsh Road?|
- Analysis of Measure T
- Argument in favor of Measure T
- Argument against Measure T
- Rebuttals to arguments in favor of Measure T
- Rebuttals to arguments against Measure T
- Website of the "No on T" campaign
- Daily News, "Menlo Park residents to vote on Bohannon project", June 16, 2010
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