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Multifamily complexes like the Colonnade, seen here under construction, could continue to proliferate on El Camino Real after Los Altos folds state Density Bonus laws into the city’s development regulations.
As the Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission reviewed California’s new Density Bonus Law last week, members agreed that additional housing is needed because of what Commissioner Ronit Bodner referred to as the “crisis” of affordable housing.
“The reason these density bonus regulations have gone into effect,” Bodner said, “is because we as a community are failing to provide enough affordable housing. So the state is taking it out of our hands and imposing this regulation on us to force these communities to do more than the status quo.”