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News - September 14, 2012

Council OKs townhouses without park space

by Daniel DeBolt

A last-ditch effort failed to add park space to an isolated townhouse development before the City Council approved the 70-unit project Tuesday night.

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Posted by Roberta Kerr, a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

The comment about not requiring parks in Mt View because of lack of space is bogus. Its just that the space available costs money. So just buy something and tear down the buildings. You are going to have to do it sometime. Start now!

Posted by GC, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Main road filled with industry and next to the trains is not a place for a park. Set aside money so a real park can be built. Sylvan park is only a 1/2 mile away, just make sure the side walks are built this time.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm

"Main road filled with not a place for a park."

Needless to say, a location like that is not a suitable place for family homes either. But the homes ARE there, so the need for said park there stands.

Like it was stated already, it's all about the money.

"...and next to the trains... "

Really? many cities have homes and neighborhoods right up against train tracks including Mountain View (Villa street, San Antonio Station area), and everyone has been fine with it.