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Menlo Uptown development reaches key milestone in proposal to build hundreds of apartments near the Bay

Original post made on Jun 17, 2021

A proposal by the development company Greystar to build 441 apartments and 42 townhomes near the Bay in Menlo Park hit a milestone when the final environmental studies evaluating the project were released June 11.

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 17, 2021 at 11:41 am

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Enough of these tall and also massive buildings being developed on the east side of town. The bay is what helps cool us off in most of MP. No more bldgs over 2 stories and no more monster complexes which block and change the breezes from the bay. Quality of life before lining the pockets of those developers who don't even live here.

Posted by Happy Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 17, 2021 at 12:38 pm

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Brilliant design, much needed housing, hard to imagine better. Let us get on with it!

Posted by Tecsi
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jun 17, 2021 at 4:38 pm

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@Happy Resident, I suggest we need more truly affordable housing, not more market-rate housing. It is not MP's responsibility to build housing for Facebook, Google, Apple,... so that they can recruit yet more very well paid people into increasingly dense Silicon Valley.

The 67 so-called affordable units are essentially a bribe under SB35 so that developers can exceed all MP zoning.

Alternatively, we can continue to stuff people in Silicon Valley and become like San Francisco...if that's what residents want.

Posted by ol' Homeboy
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 18, 2021 at 5:07 pm

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The Environmental Impact Report for this proposed development is avoiding perhaps the biggest issue with regards to a major subdivision in Menlo Park, or anywhere on the Peninsula - that being water consumption. Isn’t water one of the most important environmental factor for supporting life?
The USGS estimates a single person uses 80 - 100 gallons of water per day indoors. With the addition of 1,240 new residents (using 90 gallons), that translates to 111,600 gal. per day or 40,730,000 gal. per year. How is this additional water consumption going to be quenched, when we are facing the greatest drought in recorded California history and facing long term drought conditions with climate change? The planning commission needs to get real and “plan”, not just get starry-eyed every time another developer waves a new housing solution in front of them. Maybe it’s time we realize Menlo Park doesn’t need to house everyone who would like to live here.

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