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Council: No roof for you

Original post made on Oct 30, 2009

In another chapter of the ongoing drama over 291 Evandale Ave., the City Council on Tuesday rejected the owner's attempt to re-roof the run-down apartment complex there, which has stood vacant with blue tarps covering leaky roofs ever since a redevelopment plan failed last year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 30, 2009, 12:00 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by downtown neighbor, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 30, 2009 at 3:59 pm

It's nice to see a story about the council actually considering property rights, even if it didn't work out for this property owner.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 30, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Teresi is yet another greedy deadbeat begging for a bailout. Make an example out of him.


Posted by Annie, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 3, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Residents didn't just "claim" crime has gone down since those apartments were vacated-this was proven by statistics provided by local law enforcement agnecies. No more drug deals going down in Devonshire Park, no more gang crime and burglaries. Most of us in this neighborhood are hard-working and appreciate all that Ms. Matichak's association is doing to assure we don't have to deal with those same issues again. Anyone with a 6th grade education could see those apartments should not be inhabitied by human beings. Many of us have to look at that eyesore every day. I doubt city council would allow this in the downtown area, Cuesta Park or any of the other more affluent areas in Mtn View!


Posted by Devonshire Park Frequenter, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I wish the council would approve knocking the buildings down and hauling out the debris leftover.

This apt complex was dangerous when it was inhabited, thank goodness it got closed, but now it is just a magnet for squirrels, rats, termites, roaches, and every other pest looking for a hide-out. The entire thing needs an extreme makeover, and the longer they put off changes to the existing structures the more dangerous it becomes for any new inhabitants. So many changes need to be made it would be cheaper to just bulldoze the place, Ty Pennington style. As long as the structures stand the neighborhood looks blighted, and its bringing down the value of other Evandale buildings, as well as the neighborhood and businesses on N. Whisman. Who wants to set up shop by such an eye-sore?


Posted by NW Resident, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:04 am

There were workers back on site there this morning. Looked and sounded like they are attaching new blue tarps to the roofs. Some of the apartment doors were open as well, but don't know what they were doing inside.

I wonder if the city approves of this and/or is monitoring the work there?


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