The Palo Alto City Council unanimously voted to grant a zone change to allow a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue to move forward as a Planned Community. The zone change would allow the Palo Alto Housing Corporation to build 60 units of low-income senior housing and 12 single-family homes, three fewer than originally proposed. Seven of the homes would be along Maybell and five would be on Clemo Avenue.
The compromise proposal was developed following a weekend summit between Mayor Greg Scharff, residents in the Barron Park and Green Acres neighborhood and the PAHC that was aimed at forging a better understanding between the parties.
As part of its vote, the Council approved a number of conditions and design changes to better ensure the single family homes built along Maybell and Clemo Avenue have the look and feel of the surrounding neighborhood. As a result, there are no new project images available at this time.
In addition, the Council unanimously agreed to ask City staff to work with the school district and others to evaluate possible traffic-calming and pedestrian safety measures on Maybell.
For more information, there is a report to City Council, an FAQ Document, and other documents related to the project here.