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Greenheart starts building Menlo Park apartment complex

 

Greenheart Land Company's planned 195-unit apartment complex at 777 Hamilton Ave. in Menlo Park has started construction. The developer received building permits on April 16 for the first 85 units.

The complex will have 117 units with one bedroom, 52 with two bedrooms and 26 with three bedrooms. The units will range in size from 703 square feet to 1,569 square feet, according to the city of Menlo Park.

None will be restricted to low-income tenants. Construction is expected to be finished by spring 2016.

— Sandy Brundage

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Posted by mary
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on May 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm

i cannot believe that no one else is astonished that more units are being built in the area...not just menlo park but the entire peninsula. am i the only one who is concerned that there is insufficient water for those of us who are already here? simply calculate the number of baths, showers and dishwashers that will be used by the tenants of this new building. now add 3000 units being built in redwood city and all the other construction. something must be done to stop these building projects.


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Posted by Judy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Did I miss the broader discussion? Along with water shortage, has there been a magical addition of roadways to handle Greenhart's additional living units? There is no place to add more streets and that is the rub. To be or not to be, with traffic headaches compounded by Greenhart and company.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

"something must be done to stop these building projects."

That was put to a vote, Measure M, and it failed.

This project fully complies with the Specific Plan AND it provides much needed housing.


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Posted by Betty T
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

The next time you buy groceries at Safeway ask the cashier where he or she lives and how far they have to drive everyday. Then do the same thing at any retail shop or beauty parlor. We need to have housing here for those who help us. The long commutes are keeping families from being together more.


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Posted by Judy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 5, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Peter, Clearly that was the broader discussion I was unavailable to receive. So be it. Phooey. Hopefully I will be able to follow this and the vote for our city council members in the future.


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Posted by Judy
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

None of the Greenhart units provide low income housing according to the Almanac. I wonder if Safeway clerks can afford to live in Menlo. I know I couldn't afford to had I not bought 40+ years ago.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 5, 2015 at 2:24 pm

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Judy - Menlo Park is currently updating its 20 year old General Plan. I urge you to participate in those discussions:

Web Link


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Posted by Fact please
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on May 6, 2015 at 7:56 am

@PC - This Greenheart project is in the Belle Haven area.That is not part of the Downtown Specific Plan area. Measure M had nothing to do with it.


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Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Since it doesn't have low income units, I'm not sure who will move there.

Note that Belle Haven has a large number of people living in garage and technically illegal mother-in-law units. If this is bringing more people into the state - well, maybe we don't need more people. If it's providing an alternative to building a ways away, and having them commute a long distance - this is probably the more reasonable way to handle this.

I hope the people griping about "we can't afford more people" are doing their job to conserve water. Apartment dwellers are usually far more efficient.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm

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It's housing for Facebook employees. They can certainly afford it.


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