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Opinion - June 6, 2014

Council member shares vision for North Bayshore

by Ronit Bryant

Recently John King of the San Francisco Chronicle published an article entitled "Mountain View stuck in past when it comes to housing policy." While he has good things to say about our city, Mr. King is unhappy that we are not planning to build housing in North Bayshore, which he (and others) seem to see as some kind of panacea for the housing problems of the Bay Area.

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Ronit Bryant is a member of the Mountain View City Council.


Posted by Techie, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

As an someone who works in said "magical place", I personally can't wait until my workplace moves back to downtown so I can get out of that dreary office park. Being isolated from restaurants, services and transit does not "inspire greater creativity"!

Posted by Konrad M. Sosnow, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Ronit has some good points:

"Adding about 1,400 residential units along Shoreline Boulevard by the year 2040. This number is not enough to support services like a neighborhood school or a grocery store (researchers usually consider a store to require about 5,000 residents). For me this proposal was a recipe for temporary housing (not necessarily inexpensive housing), without services and separated from the rest of the city by a wide freeway, U.S. 101."

Her points should be considered and responded to in any plan for housing in North Bayshore. I am not saying don't build there , I am saying to consider both sides of the issue,

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