7-story senior housing development gets greenlight

Daily Post Staff Writer

A seven-story senior housing development, which will have child day care on the first floor, has been approved by the Redwood City Planning Commission.
At 707 Bradford St., it would be across Veterans Boulevard from In-N-Out.

The commission unanimously approved the project, which will have 117-low-income apartments for seniors and an 8,000-square-foot child care facility that will serve 70 children.

The project was proposed by MidPen Housing, a nonprofit that develops low-income homes.

“This is what we have been waiting for,” said commission Vice Chair Kevin Bondonno, who approved the project by saying “you bet, yes.”

Bondonno said he’s been watching the plot of land at 707 Bradford St., ever since the city’s redevelopment agency bought the property in 2004.

Commissioner Shawn White said he was excited about the project, especially on a personal level since his father has to live in Modesto due to the high cost of housing and senior housing in the area.

Commissioner Muhammad Safdari was so excited about the project, he asked MidPen Director of Housing Development Nevada Merriman why the building could’t be bigger. Merriman said that since the nonprofit has to fund the project, 117 apartments at 7 stories was their financial cap for the project.

The project would also include a trail along Redwood Creek, and have 76 parking spaces and 66 bicycle spaces over two parking levels.

The approval by the Planning Commission is the final step for the project unless it is appealed to City Council.