Posted by Laura Macias, a resident of the St. Francis Acres neighborhood, on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm
In my final comments last night at the MV City Council meeting, I recommended that the City of Mountain View begin a municipal planning process regarding Moffett Field in support of the nationally acclaimed Moffett Field, Hanger One expert, Lenny Siegel's recs.
We know that whatever happens at Moffett Field affects the City of Mountain View completely. Time to step up.
I think SOMETHING needs to be done... why not just sell it to Google, have them tear down the fences and expand their campus onto the base?
Or what about this plan? "Given the scope of the project — 2,000 homes and 1 million square feet of academic and technological space — and its location just north of U.S. Highway 101, the stakes are high." from Web Link
Posted by resident, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Dec 13, 2012 at 10:52 am
Here is another plan: It is time to turn the airfield into a profit center. Let's allow UPS, Fedex, DHL and other private cargo airlines to use it unrestricted. The extra flights are no bother and the revenue from landing fees will help NASA's budget. The airfield is needed for national defense and should remain operational and active especially given the lack of active military airfields in the bay area. BTW let's encourage NAS Lemoore to send the F-18's back to do frequent touch and gos. The sound of these high performance jets is music. I'm happy when they fly over my house. They remind everyone that the nation is being taken care of by highly trained pilots.
Posted by Daniel DeBolt, Mountain View Voice Staff Writer, on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm Daniel DeBolt is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
That plan to redevelop the NASA Research Park is not on the same property that NASA is looking to get rid of. It's southwest of the Moffett airfield and Hangar One. There's a lot of vacant Navy buildings there now. But now that the economy is picking up, it is worth asking for an update on it.
Posted by Rodger, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm
The last thing we need is a busy noisy airport at Moffett, it's sad that NASA has turned the area lose but we need to find a good use for this last undeveloped area. Mountain View and Sunnyvale should take over control and develop new housing and new businesses for this area as well as leaving some of the area for a park next to the bay including water front restaurants. Both cities need to develop a plan now, not later when things that we don't want may need be stopped.
Posted by resident, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm
a reply to Rodger's post:
A "busy noise airport" means commerce on the march! Economic growth is needed now more than ever. Many people don't view aircraft sound as noise. Those in Monta Loma and other areas near the railroad tracks sleep right through the night even when trains blast their horns. Railroad traffic is also a good sign of economic activity, not noise.
Posted by Kman, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Dec 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Obviously some people did not live here when the airplanes where flying overhead every 15 minutes. The house plates on the wall would rattle with the thunderous sounds of a low flying airplane going by. We DO NOT need that anymore. We have San Jose/SF Airport, that is plenty airports in the vicinity. Housing makes a lot more sense.