By Megan Goldsby

KCBS_740 MENLO PARK (KCBS) — The Menlo Park planning commission decided against moving a plan ahead last night that would have allow for corporate housing at Facebook.

They became deadlocked on the city’s general plan update.

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The update as a whole – with millions of square feet of development could bring in 20,000 more residents over the next few decades – 1,500 of them may live at Facebook under recommendations that will now go to the city council.

“There’s a need for affordable housing. There’s also a need for short-term corporate housing, so we saw this as an area where we could potentially put housing, and not have any parking,” a Facebook spokesman told KCBS.

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That Facebook spokesman told the commission that they don’t yet know what those homes would look like, but they are hoping the city re-zones the area near Facebook’s headquarters so that those apartments could become a reality.

The dorm-style homes would be for employees only, not their spouses, unless they also work at Facebook. Kids wouldn’t be allowed either.

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The planning commission was too split over transportation issues to give the plan their stamp of approval. It’s now up to the city.