In approving nearly $20 million in Measure K funds to support 12 affordable housing developments Tuesday, county officials provided a boost for a slate of housing projects aimed at providing housing for veterans, former foster youth and residents who unable to afford market-rate rent or home prices during a regional housing crisis.

Ranging from a development to include 19 affordable units in a 125-unit apartment building at 353 Main St. in Redwood City to a plan to build 164 affordable units on two redevelopment sites in downtown San Mateo, the collection of projects officials opted to fund is expected to increase the county’s affordable housing stock by 635 units, according to a staff report.

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Dan

im retired. can i get a new place, maybe two bedrooms since I only have been able to afford a small 600 square foot condo. Or, just who decides what type of person get a brand new place?

vincent wei

It never ceases to amaze me how the locals and environmentalists use any and every aspect of the Local Coastal Plan when it benefits them but ignore it when it comes to affordable housing. Affordable housing is a specified priority of the Local Coastal Plan and was part of the original 1972 Coastal Act that the voters approved for this site.
These coastal, affordable housing sites have been blocked from development by locals and environmental groups, such as the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club (the Woodside/Portola Valley crowd), for some 30 years now.
There are plenty of folks working on the coast, including teachers that would benefit greatly by this Mid-Pen project.

SMCoastside

Additional information about the high density MidPen "Cypress Point" development in Moss Beach and impact on the SM Coastside can be found below.
https://www.resistdensity.org/midpen-proposed-development

JR

Hmmm, so this group resist density claims to support affordable housing on the coast but opposes this project. If the concerns really are a sewer and traffic, why not say - great, let's build this and upgrade the sewer and conditions on the hwy?"

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