Housing Element Update:
Focusing on Objective Design Standards for Multifamily Housing Developments
The Town of Atherton is currently updating the Housing Element of its General Plan, which will include adopting Objective Design Standards for potential Multifamily Housing Developments.
Please join us at a community workshop on October 23 at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers (80 Fair Oaks Lane) to focus on the introduction of basic objective design and development criteria (height, setbacks, massing articulation, etc.). At this workshop the Town will seek input from the community on (1) the breadth of criteria considered and (2) appropriate standards and thresholds that will guide future residential development.
This October 23 community wo rkshop is the first of three opportunities for the public to provide feedback prior to any formal adoption proceedings on this topic.
Additional opportunities include:
1) Joint Study Session of the City Council & Planning Commission on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 4PM in Council Chambers.
This Study Session will review the content of the community workshop, include a summary of the public comments we received, and receive feedback from the Planning Commission and City Council.
2) Community Workshop #2 on Monday, November 13, 2023, Time and Location TBD.
This workshop will present a set of draft objective design standards for multifamily development, with the goal to get additional community feedback and enable refinement before formal consideration.
If you have any questions please contact Brittany Bendix, Town Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 688-2432. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk at (650) 752-0500.