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Menlo Park studies housing plan update

Original post made on Apr 10, 2013

Location, location, location: Which neighborhoods -- and by extension, schools -- in Menlo Park should bear the burden of increased housing density?

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10:39 AM

Comments

Posted by CCR, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

People should note that although Menlo Park may change zoning to allow for higher density housing, it can not override any CC&Rs on the property. For example, while the city will allow secondary housing units on single-family lots, the CC&R for Oakville Terrace (the area between Santa Cruz Ave, Middle Rd, San Mateo Dr and Wallea St) specifically allows only a single residential unit. Anyone putting in a secondary unit can be sued by any other lot owner in the subdivision.


Posted by Margaret Fruth, a resident of another community
on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Housing density seems to flow downhill, like water.

The eastern density appears likely to increase residential segregation. Is this legal?