Council Endorses 1,729 Homes in Menlo Park
This week the Bay Area Council Housing Endorsement Committee voted to endorse Willow Village in Menlo Park, an ambitious cutting-edge mixed-use project brought to us by Signature Development Group in partnership with Facebook. The plan is to replace a mishmash of largely 1970s era single story office and logistics buildings with a brand new neighborhood complete with 1,729 homes, including 20% affordable, a new hotel, 200,000 feet of retail including a much needed grocery store, and 1.25M feet of office.
The projects ticks all the boxes in terms of its environmental sustainability, its social equity outcomes, and the long term benefits to our region’s economy. Signature and Facebook should be commended for their extensive community outreach and the evolution of this plan to consider community needs. The project still must wend its way through the local approval process, and we’ll keep you updated on opportunities to give your support. We look forward to the groundbreaking ceremony! To suggest a project to our Housing Endorsement Committee please contact Policy Manager Kelli Fallon.