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Mountain View Voice

News - November 30, 2007

Denser housing on way out?

Slower-growth council re-examines city policies, may kill R4 zoning next year

by Daniel DeBolt

A majority of the City Council sent a message to developers Tuesday that it wants "quality over quantity" in housing projects as it reconsiders city policies that increase housing density.

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Comments

Posted by Ralph Winstead, a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 2, 2007 at 6:45 pm

Quality? How about shopping and traffic and the fact that in the last 20 years or so we have lost a nice shopping mall (J.C Penneys Mayfield mall), a grocery store near Monta Loma, (luckys, Alfabeta or what ever), The Old Mill Shopping Center and in a few years, Sears. Oh yea, dont forget what would now be called Luckys accross from Safeway on California. I dont think it matters if you live on the tracks for easyer commuting if you have to drive ten minutes to get to a place to buy food or what ever. Dont forget that a car does the most polluting during the first 5 minutes of warming up. High density houseing may be OK if there are enough services within walking distance. Quality of life is what I think about now.