The Almanac reported that San Mateo County has begun a process to contract with a developer to build at least 100 affordable housing units, a child care center and some community-serving commercial space at “Middlefield Junction” at 2700 Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks, between Atherton and Redwood City.
The county has received four submissions following a request for proposals and is scheduled to make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors at its January 29th meeting. According to county policy specialist Heather Peters, the proposals are not yet public because the county is still in negotiations. Once the developer is chosen, the county plans to begin a public outreach campaign in the spring.
The priorities of housing and childcare were identified through the North Fair Oaks Community Plan, completed in 2011, and a child care needs assessment conducted for both the county and Redwood City which found that there will be a shortfall of 350 infant spaces and 800 preschool spaces in Redwood City by 2025.