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Cuesta Annex master plan approved

Original post made on Dec 12, 2008

As the City Council approved a master plan for the 12-acre Cuesta Annex on Tuesday, a city history museum had its place in the Annex nearly guaranteed. But a plan for community garden was not so lucky.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 11, 2008, 4:32 PM

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Posted by eric
a resident of another community
on Dec 12, 2008 at 10:04 am

So they approve the thing that will NEVER happen, and shut down the viable one.

Mr. Gallito's understanding of sight lines is quite... creative. How does a 35 foot tall building NOT impact views of the mountains? Good thing it'll never get built. I'm also glad to see that he is utterly unconcerned at the overwhelming view of residents that DONT want a massive building on the site. If he ever runs for re-election, I hope that everyone remembers that!


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 12, 2008 at 3:55 pm

"We only get to do this once, so let's do it right"

Yup, you're plowing up the last piece of open land in Mountain View, so that people can see what Mountain View was like before they plowed up the last piece of of open land. Brilliant.

Even better, make it 35 feet tall so that people cannot actually view the mountain in Mountain View.

Oh and to really top it off, spend millions on "cultural heritage" displays so that Mexicans can feel good about themselves instead of spending the money on ESL, math, and science classes to give them the ability of earn something they could actually be proud of.


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Posted by Smart Growther
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 13, 2008 at 11:58 am

First of all this is not the last piece of "untouched" open land in MV. The building is situated near the tennis courts on the corner of the lot. There are several other obstructions NOT on the property (parking lot, lights, hospital) that also are in view. You are correct that if you stand next to the building and look at it, your view will be affected by the building. Try turning 180 degrees and look at all of the open space.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:51 am

Cuesta annex is in the middle of residential neighborhoods. Most of these homes in this area are only one story. This 35 foot building is going to look like a monstrosity once built.


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Posted by Gard Meddaugh
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 16, 2008 at 12:07 pm

There have been many proposals for this parcel that were well thought out most of which I would be pleased with. The hardcopy article included an artist's rendering of a building that looks like a squished modern shopping center. I can't agree with anything like this. We should have something more of the period. I feel it should have at least the appearance of wood as stucco is mid-20th century and the turrets I can't identify with.

cheers,

Gard Meddaugh


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Posted by smart growther
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 20, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I would prefer something modern looking so it won't appear to look out of place before it's completed.