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Facing mounting pressure, Atherton adds multifamily housing back into its housing plans

Original post made on Jan 16, 2023

Facing pressure from the state to plan for more housing, the Atherton City Council added a strip of multifamily zoning along El Camino Real and upzoned 23 Oakwood Blvd. to allow up to 10 units per acre.

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Posted by magster
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 16, 2023 at 1:49 pm

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One thing that strikes me about this issue of increased housing density in Atherton, and the effects on traffic this would cause, is that the majority of the properties and houses in Atherton rely heavily on outside labor to maintain them. You only need to drive around on a weekday to see all of the trucks and other vehicles attending these properties. It seems disingenuous to complain about increasing housing density in this one area of the peninsula that is the least densely populated when neighboring communities are doing their share to accommodate more housing. Not to mention the traffic Atherton's maintenance crews contribute in the surrounding communities as these workers make their way to and from their Atherton clients.

Posted by Tecsi
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jan 16, 2023 at 2:36 pm

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