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Menlo Park sends off its housing element to the state

Original post made on Aug 5, 2022

Menlo Park submitted its draft housing element to the state for review, putting forth its vision for housing growth over the next eight years under a mandate to plan for 3,830 new units by 2031.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 4, 2022, 12:05 PM


Posted by MiddleAged Menlo Parker
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Aug 5, 2022 at 4:42 pm

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"The Flood School lot is zoned for single-family housing, but Ravenswood City School District hopes to build 90 units of affordable housing for staff at the vacant site."

This is like the 3rd article this week on this topic. The Almanac keeps referring to "affordable housing", but they neglect to clarify it is affordable RENTING - not owning.

Also missing is the fact that back in 2018, Ravenswood considered building 28 single-story units, which at the time was within the density limits the site was zoned for. However, the
proposal was ultimately deemed economically unfeasible - aka, they wouldn't be able to make enough $ off of it. Is no one is paying attention to the fact that all the Ravenswood school district wants to do is make money on the deal? And as much $ as possible?