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LinkedIn has big expansion plans

Original post made on May 8, 2014

While City Council members have balked at allowing development in the area until next year, LinkedIn apparently wants to get its foot in the door for a major expansion of its headquarters in North Bayshore, as the company may be competing with Google and others for a limited 3.4 million square feet in new office space that would be allowed there.

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Comments (8)

Posted by Lenny Siegel, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm

The Campaign for a Balanced Mountain View is urging residents to write the MV City Council citycouncil@mountainview.gov NOT to entertain this proposal, particularly in the absence of a precise plan for the area. Unfettered employment growth in North Bayshore with no new housing there will aggravate the local and regional housing and transportation crises and undermine our quality of life.


Posted by Interesting, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm

The idea of being able to possibly work in MV rather then leave it every day for my job is very intriguing. I'm listening, my mind is not made up. I'm not sure how anyone's mind could be made up at this point, unless its a closed mind. In this, the earliest of phases, I would say "OK, what does this plan look like."


Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Agreed -- we need more housing in Mountain View in general and in North Bayshore in particular. Not being intimately involved in local politics, it looks to me like the City Council is set against housing and prefers to force everyone to drive here from elsewhere. If that's not what's happening, please correct me.


Posted by tommygee54, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Well progress is definitely here. But those businesses that will have to vacate the area, like Gold's Gym, will they find another Mtn. View location or disappear entirely?

Also I can just imagine the traffic problem; if the traffic is bad now, including on the dedicated Shoreline Blvd. ramp, just imagine how the traffic will be when concert goers attend concerts. With increased traffic from LinkedIn and Google, among perhaps others, There will be GRIDLOCK!!! Anyone wanting that to happen?????????


Posted by We have plenty of housing, a resident of Monta Loma
on May 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

We have plenty of housing. At least with workers and worker space, they will come and go. If we build more housing, than every minute will be a traffic mess.

That's why we need to make our roads bigger and better for coming in and out of the city. Just like the veins and arteries need to grow in a child so it can grow big, so must our roads.

Lets not turn our lovely town into a small NYC!!!


Posted by Konrad M. Sosnow, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 8, 2014 at 6:59 pm

@Lenny Siegel,

Agreed!!!!! Plan your work, then work your plan.

Mountain View City Council has to understand that job growth,housing growth, housing prices, traffic and parking are NOT independent operators but are linked together. Change one and all the others change.

1. What is the reasonable number of additional housing units that Mountain View can have and still keep the look and feel (Quality of Life)?
2. What is the reasonable jobs to housing ratio (has been about 2 for last 25 years)?
2. Multiply the answer from #1 and #2 and you have the maximum number of jobs that Mountain View can support and keep the look and feel (Quality of Life)

BTW, I use LinkedIn and Google every day and am proud that they are headquartered here. Its just a matter of too much of a good thing creates problems.


Posted by Developers, a resident of Cuernavaca
on May 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Move them to LA, to some Deserted Areas. Build Big High Rising Buildings in the middle of Sand Dunes. Would it be nice to drive sun cars as a mode of transportation.

Web Link


Posted by DC, a resident of North Whisman
on May 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Where would they park? Oh yea Shoreline blvd.


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