Weiss statement at ARB hearing on 27 University

From November 1, 2012, the week before elections. And well before anything was known about the corruption documented by the June 6, 2014 two years later Grand Jury Report. But this is prescient; you could tell something was or is up.

Svayambh-PA, or New Residentialist Platform(NRP)

I want to thank the Board for its diligence, on this matter, and the preceding item (on Newell Street Bridge , where residents decried the plans for a new bridge design five times bigger in “footprint” than the existing bridge, built in 1911).

I attended the meeting on October 24. I want to highlight something I found interesting from that meeting. I noticed that three of you, or two (Architectural Review) Board members and one Planning Commissioner noted that in terms of the plan presented, (for the Arrillaga Office Towers and Theatre proposal, at 27 University) you would do, professionally speaking “the opposite”, that you would place the theatre closer to University Avenue and the office towers back near the soccer field.

I think this is relevant in that it speaks to something about the aesthetics of the proposal. I think there are concerns over both the product – what…

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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