Posted by ChakkaKhan, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, 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 Former CL Dweller, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, 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 James, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, 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.