Today was the annual Burlingame High Playathon, it's just another one of those special small town events that makes me glad I live here. But this event and others deserve a better venue than the cramped environment around the planter in front of the train station.
Wouldn't this very spot be better if the planter was removed and replaced with some of the pavers that were used on the avenue? The historic monument could stay, the flag pole could stay, but some benches could be added. The sidewalk could be on the same level as the surface parking and the whole area could be used as a public gathering space from time to time and cars could still park there when the plaza wasn't being used.
This idea was floated about 10 years back, but I believe it maybe time to bring it back. The council will be deciding on what city facililities to improve in the near future. This one didn't make the list but I think it should be considered at some point. What say you?