Tonight: Hearing on Menlo Park housing element
Original post made on Apr 22, 2013
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on Apr 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm
This lets a second 2-bedroom home be built within 5-10 feet of the property line, even in singlefamily neighborhoods. How can this be?
on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm
just how did you think low income housing worked? Land has value. The more housing you pack on a particular parcel, the less each housing unit will cost. Now do you understand why many are against the whole idea of low income or BMR housing?
on Apr 25, 2013 at 9:47 am
I didn't expect that our city would force us to accept more homes in single-family neighborhoods. Many of us scraped to be able to live here, having lived in far less expensive towns so we could save up and then move when we could afford it. We didn't choose urban cities. We didn't choose neighborhoods dominated by multi=family dwellings. So why is someone else forcing our neighborhoods to change this way?
With college-age children, I am sensitive to the challenge of them being able to live here. But we couldn't afford to at their age, either.