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965 Weeks Street Development


In 2012, the City of East Palo Alto purchased the property at 965 Weeks Street for the purposes of building a future affordable housing development. Several factors, including a challenging economic climate, delayed the development of property. Recently, the City improved its financial and staffing capacity to advance a project at 965 Weeks Street.

This website will serve as the main communication tool for the 965 Weeks Street project moving forward. City staff will update this website to disseminate pertinent information to the public and to document each community meeting, City Council discussion, or other significant process actions.   

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Please click [here] to obtain a copy of the RFP for the development of 965 Weeks.
Please click [here] to obtain a copy of the RFP Addendum # 1. 

As noted in the RFP and the Addendum, respondents are required to complete and submit the following documents with their proposal:

Project Questionnaire

Unit Mix Worksheet


Key Dates



Host general outreach meeting for neighborhood/stakeholders

June 28, 2018

Return to City Council for direction to issue an RFP

July 17, 2018

Issue RFP

July 19, 2018

Host mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference

August 9, 2018

Deadline for respondents to submit questions

August 17, 2018

EPA issues addendum responding to questions

Late-August 2018

RFP Due Date

September 14, 2018

Review Panel rates all submittals

Week of September 17, 2018

Interviews with Highest Rated Development Teams

Early-October 2018

Return to City Council with recommendation

October/November 2018


Status Updates

September 17, 2018 

The deadline for respondents to submit proposals to the City for the future development of 965 Weeks Street expired on September 14. The City received 9 development proposals and, in partnership with the County and other community stakeholders, has initiated the process of reviewing/scoring the submitted proposals. 

The City estimates it will take 6-8 weeks to identify the top 2-3 development proposals. Once the top candidates have been identified, City staff forward the top proposals for City Council consideration later this Winter.   

August 9, 2018 

On August 9th, the City hosted a mandatory pre-bidders conference with development teams who have expressed interest in responding to the 965 Weeks RFP. A copy of the pre-bidders conference PowerPoint presentation is available [here].

The pre-bidders conference was attended by 30 individuals who were allowed to ask questions and seek clarification regarding the 965 Weeks RFP. City staff will respond to these questions in the RFP Addendum, which will be issued on or before August 22, 2018.  

As requested at the pre-bidders conference, a copy of the Facebook Agreement, cited in the RFP, is available [here].

For a list of those who attended the pre-bidders conference, please click [here].


July 19, 2018

On July 17th, 2018, the City Council authorized staff to: 1) issue a Request for Proposals for development of a future affordable housing community located at 965 Weeks Street, 2) evaluate submitted proposals, and 3) return to City Council with the top proposals, as well as a recommendation for award later in Fall 2018.


July 10, 2018

On June 28, 2018, the City hosted an outreach meeting to discuss staff’s recommendations for advancing the development of 965 Weeks Street, and the community provided meaningful feedback. Staff will be presenting its revised recommendations and a summary of the community’s input to the City Council on July 17, 2018.

For a copy of the staff presentation from the June 28, 2018, community meeting, please click [

For a copy of the staff report from the July 17, 2018, City Council meeting, please click [here].


For more information or to provide feedback regarding this development, please contact Patrick Heisinger, Housing Manager, at