Controversial New Standard for Development Projects in Los Altos

On March 24, the Los Altos City Council voted 3-2 in favor of demanding story poles for all multifamily, commercial, and mixed-use projects.

What is a story pole you may ask? It is a way for residents to size up development projects. It is simply posts capped with orange netting – to display their projects’ size, scale and mass during the design review process.

As stated in the Los Altos Town Crier’s article “New standard mandates story poles for large developments”, adding story poles is a process that comes with an added cost to developers, up to $10,000 for a commercial building.

According to Jean Mordo, a Los Altos council member in favor of story poles, he believes “The story poles do something that the plans and the drawings and the computer do not do.” “If you see the story poles, you say, ‘Oh my God, what is going on here?’”

To read more, click on the link to be directed to the article: New standard mandates story poles for larger developments

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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