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What's next for Moffett Field?

Original post made on May 18, 2012

There's a way to maintain Moffett as a lightly used airfield, and NASA should have pursued it before engaging the GSA, says the man who ran Moffett Field before the Navy left in 1994.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 18, 2012, 2:10 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by FB, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

All the thousands of new Facebook employees expected over the next few years are going to need housing. Lots of empty space at Moffett.

The thousands of unemployed HP people are not necessarily going to be leaving town immediately.

Posted by Bruno, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

More housing? Seriously!?

Posted by ChakkaKhan, a resident of North Whisman
on May 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Poor place for housing. Wind comes up in the afternoon. Look at East Palo Alto, east Menlo. Cheap housing because it's less desirable. Light industrial would be good. Even a FedEx/UPS airfield would be better than housing.

Posted by Litsa, a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 21, 2012 at 8:38 am

I'm sure if the MV city council had their way. They would build high density housing. FB must be a member.

Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on May 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I'd like a mixture of housing, park, education, and art & technology incubator space.

Both Austin and Irvine reveloped air fieds.

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Posted by Bruno, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm

That 2nd link is pretty cool James.

Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on May 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm

The former Mueller Muni Airport in Austin is pretty cool too. Robert Rodriguez has his film studio there.

Posted by Former CL Dweller, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 22, 2012 at 7:23 am

My father was XO at Crows Landing NALF back in the early 70s and I ended up living in the final approach path for several years after it was closed. NASA had it for a while and flew some rather esoteric aircraft out of it. Or not, depending on who you asked.
What a total FUBAR the local government has made of that property management.
It's gone through at least a dozen "plans" and remains abandoned today. The greatest one was a "port" for the Bay Area. Seriously.
It was a big bomber training base in WWII, along with nearby Vernalis, and it's still a huge airfield, with no tower, or other buildings remaining.
Of course, if you ever need to make an emergency landing...

Posted by Dave Chapman, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Allowing rich people to land their jets at Moffett in the middle of the night is a really bad idea.

Any use like housing which increases traffic is a horrible idea.

Why don't we just turn the whole thing into a park?

Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on May 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Traffic might not be a problem if people lived and worked there. Hangar One could be an awesome mixed use space with museum, arts, etc.. A large portion of the area would have to be a park that kept the theme of the history of the place, including a fruit orchard.
Mountain View / Sunnyvale should visit other cities that have done redevelopment like this to see what worked.

Posted by Terry, a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Where's the humanity? People need help with housing and the consensus on this post is "NO", Wow! what if it were you in need? Would you advocate then? My God HELP!!!

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