VA leases Menlo Park land to developer for housing

Sixty units intended for homeless, at-risk veterans

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing L.P. to lease just under two acres of VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park Division land for the construction and operation of housing for veterans in need, the VA announced Saturday.

Following the agreement completed on Oct. 29, Willow Housing will begin construction of the 60-unit, 40,000-square-foot facility on Dec. 1, with cooperation from the city of Menlo Park. The development will provide "permanent supportive housing for homeless and at-risk veterans," according to the release.

The building will be constructed in California-Spanish style and use landscaping that complements the natural surroundings. Willow Housing plans to have the project completed by December 2015.

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System consists of three inpatient facilities located in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Livermore.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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1 person likes this
Posted by Dana Hendrickson
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

This is wonderful news for our vets and wider community!

2 people like this
Posted by Max
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

If anyone deserves housing, it's our homeless vets. Still, 60 units on 2 acres? I do hope that they won't be building tiny units and cramming people in.

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