Voters Reject Affordable Senior Housing Project in Palo Alto

The D in Palo Alto's Measure D might as well have stood for defeat.

More than 56 percent of the 11,473 people who cast ballots in Tuesday's election voted against the measure, according to unofficial, semi-final election results posted by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.

Measure D -- which only needed a simple majority to pass -- would have given the nonprofit Palo Alto Housing Corporation permission to build a 60-unit apartment complex for seniors who make 30 to 60 percent of area median income as well as a dozen single-family houses at 567-595 Maybell Ave. The homes would have helped pay for the apartments.

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