MidPen Housing Corp., a nonprofit housing developer that owns affordable housing on the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Willow Road, has submitted an application to build 140 affordable apartments at 1345 Willow Road.
According to city documents, the proposed 189,529-square-foot building would be four stories tall and have 177 parking spaces, a substantial increase from the existing two-story buildings there, which have a total of 82 affordable apartments.
Recently, MidPen Housing redeveloped the 1200 block of Willow Road and designated it for senior affordable housing. The apartments on the 1300 block would be intended for younger households and those with children.
Previous community discussions about the proposed redevelopment had raised the possibility of adding other uses to the site, like a child care center, shop or library, but those were not favored because they would have to be funded using separate public sources. Some people opposed the addition of new residences along Willow Road because traffic congestion on Willow Road is already very severe.
The matter has not yet been scheduled for discussion by the Planning Commission.