Steph Curry Opposes Low-Income Housing Development Near His $30 Million Mansion
Steph Curry doesn’t want any drastic changes made to his neighborhood.
Reportedly, the Golden State Warriors player issued an official opposition to the development of affordable multi-family housing units set to be placed behind the $30 million mansion that his family purchased in 2019. Steph Curry, 34, and his wife, Ayesha, 33, sent a letter to the town of Atherton on Jan. 18, stating they’re against the project that would see up to 16 three-story townhouses placed in the center of the California neighborhood.
According to Steph Curry, the housing development would affect the “safety and privacy” of his family. He claims the location and height of the affordable homes would give potential residents views into his family’s mansion. Neighbors in the uber-wealthy California neighborhood are also against the housing project, claiming that building affordable-minded houses in a town where single acres go for $8 million isn’t the best thing to do.
The letter from the Currys reportedly started:
“We hesitate to add to the ‘not in our backyard’ (literally) rhetoric, but we wanted to send a note before today’s meeting. Safety and privacy for us and our kids continues to be our top priority and one of the biggest reasons we chose Atherton as home.”
The famed couple also expressed their support of the housing program but asked that the units be built elsewhere. If the development isn’t moved to a new location, the Currys have requested that taller fences and extensive landscaping be placed around the units, which would block views into their property.
“We kindly ask that the town adopts the new housing element without the inclusion of 23 Oakwood. Should that not be sufficient for the state, we ask that the town commits to investing in considerably taller fencing and landscaping to block sight lines onto our family’s property.”
Reportedly, Atherton’s city council decided to put the affordable homes behind the Currys after feeling pressured to comply with the state’s affordable housing plan, which intends to develop 348 units in communities across different tax bracket levels over the next eight years. The property owner, David Arata, inherited the residence from his mother almost three years ago and said the townhouses would look like a “little village” instead of a housing complex. David Arata said:
“It would be more a little village than a big apartment building. ‘Housing element’ when you mention that people snap; they think it’s going to be low income and it’s going to massive buildings stuck together.”’
The city council will make its final decision on the project today (Jan. 31).
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