A retail consultant gave a series of presentations in Los Altos last week on ways to “create everybody’s favorite place” in downtown. Robin Abrams of Los Altos Forward invited Stephen Lawton, a Lafayette-based adviser for Main Street Property Services Inc., to make an assessment of downtown.
“There are great bones here,” Lawton said of the mid-century downtown and its decades-old trees. “There is potential, but it needs upgrades. There are lots of signs of decline and neglect.”