On December 9th, the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission will hold a hearing on draft land use alternatives for the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan.
SV@Home believes that the North Ventura area represents one of the most important opportunities for the City of Palo Alto to create new housing and affordable housing near transit and accessible to existing retail and jobs. That is why we support at a minimum Staff Land Use Alternative #3, which plans for 2,130 new homes (we would expect at least 20% of them to be affordable) alongside 5.5acres of new open space, 126k sf in new office development, and 22,300 sf in new retail development.
Not only does this staff vision create the most new housing and deed-restricted affordable housing opportunities, it also results in the largest amount of new open space and resources for other key community benefits including the daylighting of Matadero Creek and the potential for a neighborhood community center.
More information will be posted in advance of the meeting on the city’s NVCAP website: https://www.paloaltonvcap.org/