City Advisory Board Removes Locations For Affordable Housing

The Menlo Park Housing Element Update Steering Committee released new information about the locations they're reviewing for new housing developments. Patch created a map of these locations, so you can see where they all are in relation to your hom

The city of Menlo Park is updating the city's land use laws to allow developers to create affordable housing within city limits.  This map contains the latest locations identified by the city's Housing Element Update Steering Committee.  

Some of the locations, such as the Sharon Park sites, were removed this week, after residents articulated their disapproval of affordable housing near their homes. 

This information is based on a list compiled during the August 27, 2012 meeting.

The colors of the houses indicate the status of the locations.  Green means that the committee is considering these locations.  Yellow means that the location is no longer being considered. 


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Valda Mort September 14, 2012 at 03:39 PM
How hilarious! this is a good one, affordable housing, in Menlo Park???? That means instead of paying $2,400./ per month for a crummy 1-bedroom apartment where you can hear your neighbors fart and you can't park on the street overnight - you'll only have to pay $1800 a month! YIPEEEEE Wow! thanks City of Menlo Park, you are so thoughtful to your less fortunate, unwashed and people of lesser breeding.
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Maybe the city should look at creating new laws that would force builders to erect soundproof walls.
Gregory September 14, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Billy October 24, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Alpine Road was taken off the list because of traffic issues. Exactly where are there no traffic issues in MP? Won't adding 1100 houses off of Willow Road worsen traffic issues on Willow Road?
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) October 24, 2012 at 05:26 PM
You've got a point, Billy. I can't think of a spot in Menlo Park that isn't plagued by traffic concerns. Well, maybe inside Flood Park. The future traffic situation on Willow will depend on how many people actually live there and whether they are car drivers.


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