Posted by Steve Dodge, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Jan 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm
They should not allow that area to become residential. There's plenty of homes and units in Mountain View area already, and more are already coming (Mayfield Mall site for one).
M. V. is becoming seriously devoid of industrial space, what with all the conversions of existing space to offices and/or homes/apartments, as happened to the entire Ellis street area, once a Mecca of manufacturing employment opportunities.
You can't draw DECENT PAYING businesses to town or keep existing services local if you don't provide anyone with an affordable place to set-up and run a business in the first place...
We're in a recession now. We need to create JOBS, not more luxury-priced homes.
Posted by Joe F., a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Jan 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm
It will be a shame for the city to loose Minton's Lumber Co. I have been using Minton's since 1977, both professionally in my construction business, and Home projects.I love their staff, professionally they give everybit of help to their customers, they are service oriented.We don't need to drive to Home Depot!!! you have a real lumber company. This town is very lucky. If the city lets this company go you will regret what a real lumber company is. It's service and wood. minton's is ACES.
Posted by Douglas H, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 26, 2009 at 4:26 pm
When considering high density housing, think of how you want our city to be in ten years, more like Palo Alto or more like Los Angeles. Have to tried to find a parking space downtown on a typical weekday afternoon?
Posted by JS, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm
While Minton's has been a long-time Mtn. View business, its building, along with the adjacent structure to the south (the one with that odd little gym) and its parking lot are utter eyesores, relative to the rest of the neighborhood. And if the Minton people want out and to lease the land for something more profitable to them and visually appealing for the neighborhood, heck, let them build new housing -- within city guidelines, of course.
Posted by BK, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jan 27, 2009 at 7:28 pm
Minton's has lost the respect of my clients after the fire in 95' personally I don't care if the place is torn down, there are two other lumber yards near by if you still want the "mom and pop" feeling. There is always Bruce Bauer or Sunnyvale lumber, both are just a couple minutes away. Let them go... People can find other jobs.