Monday, February 28, 2005

Green Belt Tightening

Menlo Park city councilman Andy Cohen isn't enthsiastic about giving the okay for a new luxury hotel on Sand Hill Road. According the the Daily News, Cohen couldn't care less about the sales tax bonaza for his cash strapped city. Instead Cohen wants to preserve this land as green space. As an aerial photo run with the story shows, the hotel would be built next to a freeway, bordering on Sand Hill Road and surounded by other development. It would seem to the casual viewer that it shares zoning characteristics of the land around it. It would be interesting to learn what other land Cohen feels should remain green and what city expenses he is willing to cut in order to achieve his land use policy.


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