They became deadlocked on the city’s general plan update.READ MORE: UPDATE: Cal Fire Crews Reach 80% Containment on Fremont Fire Near Napa-Sonoma County Line
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.READ MORE: San Jose Leaders Announce Plan To Cut Homelessness With Emergency Housing, Jobs
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.MORE NEWS: A's Drop 3rd In A Row To Mariners, Lose Ground In Race For Second AL Wild Card
The planning commission was too split over transportation issues to give the plan their stamp of approval. It’s now up to the city.