Menlo Park Approves Fivefold Increase in Housing Near Facebook
At a special meeting last night, Menlo Park’s City Council approved an upgrade to the city’s General Plan by a 4-1 vote, a significant reform to local land-use regulations that have been largely untouched since 1994. After weathering mild controversies over Facebook’s proposal to build workforce housing near their corporate campus, Menlo Park has essentially quintupled its allowable residential capacity. Known as ConnectMenlo, the plan to encourage mixed-use development in Menlo Park has... more