Menlo Park meets on housingMenlo Park continues to try to get a handle on its housing problem — where to add high-density housing zones in a community that values its low-density neighborhoods. The housing element steering committee holds its second meeting this week, with an agenda focused on refining the criteria for selecting preliminary sites to present at community workshops in August.
One option under consideration to increase the city's housing capacity is encouraging the development of secondary units, also known as "granny units" on existing properties. Currently Menlo Park only allows granny units on lots of 7,000 square feet or larger.
The steering committee will meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center at 501 Laurel St. on Tuesday, July 17.
Go to tinyurl.com/MP-housing to review the agenda and other reports related to the housing element update.