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Grant Road project pits MV against LA

Original post made on Jul 3, 2009

After years of controversy and grief over the loss of the city's beloved pumpkin patch, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved 53 new homes on the site of the former Grant Road farm. It would have been a relatively calm vote, too, if not for a last-minute blitz from Los Altos over perceived traffic impacts.

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Posted by dolaemon
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 3, 2009 at 10:43 pm

if los altos is so concerned with bike pedestrian safety, they need to think about embracing the crazy concept of sidewalks, at least around school areas and major attached streets.

i have a child that attends miramonte elementary and i would love to allow him to ride his bike to school, but im very reluctant because of the lack of safe riding area.


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Posted by koala bear
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 5, 2009 at 7:59 am

I was very disappointed when the Pumpkin Patch was handed over to developers 100%. This is what we all get now. It would have been nice if the Los Altos neighbors had thought of stepping up and advocating for some open space at that time, and preserving some of this area as farmland, which would have mitigated traffic and over-development. Now it's honestly too late and we need to just let the process continue. Perhaps all of you dissatisfied locals can just vote out the council members who allowed this to happen in the next election.


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Posted by koala bear
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 5, 2009 at 7:59 am

I was very disappointed when the Pumpkin Patch was handed over to developers 100%. This is what we all get now. It would have been nice if the Los Altos neighbors had thought of stepping up and advocating for some open space at that time, and preserving some of this area as farmland, which would have mitigated traffic and over-development. Now it's honestly too late and we need to just let the process continue. Perhaps all of you dissatisfied locals can just vote out the council members who allowed this to happen in the next election.


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Posted by Will Joseph
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 6, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Build affordable housing!

Seriously, 10 car trips a day per household?


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Posted by mvuser
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 7, 2009 at 4:51 pm

dolaemon - bikes do not belong on the sidewalk, it is against the law and a great way to ensure kids end up getting hit by cars when they come off of the sidewalk where vehicle traffic will not see them in time (most drivers expect something slow like a pedestrian that you can easily spot before the move on). I sure as h*ll hope you don't let your child ride their bike to school because you clearly can't teach them the rules of the road for bikes.


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