Yes on M encourages developers to better match their projects to Menlo Park’s small town character. The two current developments, about to be approved by the City, will build 8 football fields of offices in the heart of our town. They will increase rush-hour traffic and neighborhood cut-through traffic.
Here are the facts:
The city's own Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of 2012 projected a maximum development square feet for office build-out for 30 years. The EIR studied traffic, noise and air pollution impacts. Yes on M enforces that maximum development amount, so that developments do not exceed those traffic, noise and air pollution impacts.
Without Measure M, developers will count balconies and rooftops as “Open Space”; massive office complexes will be approved by the City Council, changing our town for our lifetimes. And rush hour traffic will get significantly worse than forecast, because offices draw out-of-town commuters.
By enforcing the office development maximum of the city's own Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Yes on M protects our neighborhoods by reducing the build-out of mega-offices in the heart of our town and the rush hour traffic they cause.