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Apartments for adults with disabilities proposed in Portola Valley

Original post made on Nov 19, 2021

A new housing project, aimed at adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities has been proposed in Portola Valley.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 18, 2021, 3:23 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Sarah Verity
a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2021 at 11:53 am

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Kudos to Jim and Patty White for their vision and dedication to bringing this project to life!
While 26% of folks in the US identify as having a disability, only 6% of the housing inventory is accessible to them. This project will help satisfy a critical need for some of our most vulnerable neighbors and friends.


Posted by new guy
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm

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Renderings sure make this project look handsome. As usual I did some math and it appears that total building is 6870sf, so at 8-10M total. The price/sf = $1164-$1455. Seems a tad bit high.


Posted by Jill Helms
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Dec 9, 2021 at 4:05 pm

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I'm so grateful that Jim and Patty Ann White have taken on this labor of love, not only to pave the way towards independence for their lovely daughter Amy, but for other people in our community with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The care with which this plan has been put together, and attention to details both large and small give me high confidence that Willow Commons will enhance our entire community.


Posted by Aimee Armsby
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Dec 12, 2021 at 3:25 pm

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I am so supportive of this project. As noted in the article, supportive housing for adults with developmental disabilities is sorely lacking, and too many people are unable to live independently as a result. This project helps Portola Valley become part of the solution to the problem. Thank you to the Whites for this wonderful investment, not only Amy, but in many other adults who deserve to live and thrive independently and with autonomy.


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