News

Tonight: Portola Valley council reviews housing element

The Portola Valley Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Schoolhouse to review and take public comment on the chapter of the town's general plan devoted to housing -- referred to as the housing element.

Updates to housing elements, normally done on an eight-year rotation, must receive state certification. One hundred cities and towns within nine Bay Area counties, and the counties themselves, have until January 2015 to submit updated elements to the Department of Housing and Community Development.

To meet its assigned quota for 2014-22, Portola Valley must show good faith in planning for and encouraging construction of 64 new dwellings, including 13 for above-moderate-income households, 15 each for moderate- and low-income households, and 21 for very-low-incomes.

The Planning Commission has been meeting periodically to discuss second units (granny cottages), housing affiliated with institutions such as Woodside Priory School, community preferences, and drafting the language. The draft needs council approval before submission to the state.

Dave Boyce

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 3,456 views

Marriage Underachievers
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,695 views

Best High Dives to Watch the Game
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,358 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 42 comments | 1,067 views