Town Square

Post a New Topic

Menlo Park Planning Commission supports housing plan update -- with changes

Original post made on May 1, 2013

Menlo Park got a step closer to updating its housing plan on April 29 after the Planning Commission recommended rezoning four sites as potential locations for high-density housing development.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 11:09 AM

Comments (3)

Like this comment
Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Will there be any financial grants to help elderly residents build second units?

Like this comment
Posted by Adina Levin
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

A small but important correction to a quote:

"A Transportation Management Association can reduce vehicle trips not only for large employers such as Facebook, but also for smaller businesses and residential developments, according to Ms. Levin.

It is very important to note that this also helps smaller businesses. People already know that big businesses like Facebook and Google can use TDM to reduce trips, but aren't familiar with the ability to reduce trips for small to midsized businesses.

Like this comment
Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I understand that Menlo Park will allow in-law units with 5' setbacks ONLY if they can get permission from neighbors. This gives neighbors too much say in what we can and cannot do with our own property. I see that nothing has really changed.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 2,352 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,518 views


Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.