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Design panel to step into fray over affordable housing in Portola Valley

Original post made on Oct 21, 2012

Stepping into the affordable housing controversy in Portola Valley, the town's Architectural & Site Control Commission will hold a public meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, convening at the corner of Redberry Ridge and Buck Meadow Drive in the Blue Oaks neighborhood.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 21, 2012, 2:27 PM

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of another community
on Oct 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

do people want to live in san mateo county? is there affordable housing in portola valley? this has been going on for too long around the bay area. get people's heads out of the clouds and be realistic about places to live that people can afford


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Posted by Woodsy Owl
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Oct 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Let's not forget that the real reason the 8 units were not put in at Blue Oaks was because the residents there did not want BMR's in their neighborhood. It may have something to do with complex topography and cost but those lots are not that steep nor complex that 4 duplexes could not easily be built there. PV's real mistake in all this was not requiring the BMR's to be built BEFORE any private homes, then we'd be done and have met our BMR obligation.

Let's also remember that the Windmill school proposal was a brilliant plan for the 900 Portola Road site, so it's not just suitable for small home development.


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Posted by town planner sydney
a resident of another community
on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm

It is a wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing it.


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