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Menlo Park City Council approves Meta's Willow Village megaproject

Original post made on Dec 12, 2022

Meta's ambitious Willow Village development in Belle Haven was approved Dec. 6 after two years of collaboration and deliberation with the Menlo Park City Council.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 8, 2022, 11:11 AM

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Posted by Iris
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Dec 12, 2022 at 9:06 am

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How ironic that in the same meeting the town council approves a massive project that will bring thousands more workers with a known deficit of more than 800 new homes and displacement of more than a thousand, they then talk about not allowing any all-office zoning -- in the future. Oh, and that means not applying that change to the largest project in Menlo Park's history that will bring six office towers on land zoned Office.
Then the council decided to offer incentives to the developer if the project's vehicle trips were reduced -- not exercising their power to require a reduction.
None of the Council discussed adding 200 more homes to Willow Village, with former mayor Taylor stating that she refuses to consider more homes in her district, essentially saying I'm getting what I want, and the rest of Menlo Park has to deal with the problems we are creating tonight by approving this project with this much office and not enough homes. The rest of the council remained silent. Good luck in the next RHNA round!

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