Housing groups get a break in restoring old homes
Original post made on Feb 7, 2012
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on Feb 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Sounds like a bunch of swingers are looking for a break from the city while the rest of us have to wait in line and pay our fees.
on Feb 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm
I think some key information about the farmhouse was not mentioned in this article. Saving the farmhouse will cost about three quarters of a million dollars. If the entire cost for saving and rehabilitating the farmhouse was passed on to the future residents of the Mountain View Cohousing Community, it would add almost $40,000 to the price of each home, which would be beyond the means of many of these residents. Saving this farmhouse was considered a priority by the Community Development staff and the City Council, since preservation of historic resources benefits the City of Mountain View. The future residents of the Mountain View Cohousing Community look forward to sharing this historic resource with the Old Mountain View neighborhood.
on Feb 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm
So you are suggesting that this is just a shell game then? The council just changes city codes to help this sweetheart project and deal along? Yeah, right. This is more about saving each investor $35,000. The farmhouse was supposedly part of the original plan. Cost were supposedly factored in. So now who will own the farmhouse?