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Developer swaps out plans for smaller apartments with five-story builder's remedy project in Menlo Park

Original post made on Aug 24, 2023

Architects pulled a two-story apartment building proposal in Menlo Park in order to submit another, much larger plan that skirts the city's rules using a loophole called builder’s remedy.

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Posted by Menlo Lifestyle
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Aug 24, 2023 at 12:23 pm

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If it's got a bike rack then Wolosin is all in.

Posted by MP Father
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 24, 2023 at 6:30 pm

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Looking back at the HCD's handling of the MP's Housing Element (see linked article below) and in light of the recent Builder Remedy proposals in MP, the HCD's handling of MP's submitted Housing Elements looks to be a hit job and that the intention of the HCD all along was to enable Builder Remedies in cities like MP.

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I have voted democratic my entire adult life but it's time for a change with our state leadership. Menlo Park's submitted Housing Element plans for 2x the required new housing and yet, was arbitrarily not accepted by the HCD. It's time for a change.

Posted by PH
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 26, 2023 at 3:58 pm

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@Menlo Father "the intention of the HCD all along was to enable Builder Remedies in cities like MP."

Absolutely. It's by design.

"Playing the Housing Numbers Game, How California’s sixth-cycle RHNA was rigged" presented by Michael Barnes at a California Alliance of Local Electeds Teleconference 11/20/22."

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Skip ahead to 4:12 to get into the meat of the presentation.

There's an interest afterword with sober comments from former Governor Jerry Brown.

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