The College Terrace Residents Association has a group of board members known as “observers” who monitor relevant public meetings and news in their assigned area and then report back to the entire board on pertinent local actions and issues of interest to College Terrace.
California Avenue Business District
Much of the discussion at this month’s CTRA board meeting centered around Khoury’s Market and what neighbors could do to preserve a grocery store at College Terrace Centre. The City is currently scheduled to discuss the issues surrounding the market and the enforcement of fines (if the market does close) at its Monday, February 10 meeting. All interested residents are encouraged to attend that meeting and advocate for the enforcement of the fines and preservation of the public benefit promised as part of the College Terrace Centre development.
City of Palo Alto
At its Monday, January 13 meeting, the City Council approved a program that allows local churches designate up to four spaces on their lots for car campers. At this point, it’s unclear whether either of the churches in our neighborhood will take advantage of it. This is a pilot program that will last for 18 months and the City encourages residents to give feedback as the program gets underway.
We also want to remind people that the City of Palo Alto has multiple email newsletters that residents can subscribe to in order to stay informed. There’s the monthly “Our Palo Alto” newsletter, the weekly “All Things Palo Alto” newsletter, as well as emails devoted to news and annoucements, Caltrain electrification and grade separation, and general transportation. You can subscribe to the newsletters on the City website.
– Margaret Heath
Nothing much to report at this time, but Supervisor Simitian is holding a gathering of GUP “regulars” for a debriefing on January 30th and the first Stanford Community Resource Group (CRG) meeting of 2020 is scheduled for March 12th.
College Terrace Housing Acquisitions & Demolitions
I noted in the Daily Post that Stanford purchased 2090 Columbia Street for $2,400,000 in November.
Construction continues unabated throughout the neighborhood, both by Stanford and others.
Stanford faculty & staff housing listings on the web:
- 1015 Stanford is still listed, despite having been part of a lottery sale in December
- 2145 Princeton still shows as “Pending”
- 2040 and 2070 Columbia show as “In Escrow”
- 610 California (Stanford rental) had a permit for replacement of a tankless water heater
– Pria Graves