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Evelyn auto shops booted for housing

Original post made on Oct 28, 2007

Proposed projects for Evelyn Avenue are suddenly drawing the attention of downtown residents, who found out last week that several auto shop sites along the corridor are slated for redevelopment into housing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 26, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by Allison Denenberg, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 28, 2007 at 4:33 am

I am shocked! I absolutely love La Fiesta. Whether it's cheese pizza or chicken fingers, I always find what I want there. This is a disservice to the community.


Posted by Tessa Lau, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 28, 2007 at 9:44 am

I've been going to the aikido club on Evelyn for almost a year -- I chose it because it's close to home, and right on the way to work (I use the Evelyn entrance to 85). Because of this rezoning, our club will have to relocate, and I'm sure the new location won't be as convenient as this one is. It's sad that attracting new residents is more important than supporting the needs of existing residents.


Posted by Silvia, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 1, 2007 at 11:16 pm

This housing growth is ridculous! Just destroy people's lively hoods for more apartment/condos. What about those that live there or have their business there.. Pushed out by big business. So much for a better country!!


Posted by Bernie Brightman, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 3, 2007 at 10:30 am

It's too bad. Having auto shops close to the railroad station makes good sense. Why? Because then you can drive your car in for service and take the train in to work. Sad and stupid if this feature of Mountain View is being lost. Doesn't anyone over there at City Hall have their thinking cap on? Why does this stuff always come to our attention AFTER the decision has been made and it's already too late to change it?


Posted by Julia, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 7, 2007 at 10:55 am

I am happy with the change. Villa street is a little 'unsavory' to walk down because of all the auto body shops. We always avoid it. And if you really want Mexican food just walk down the street to Del Mar which is owned by the same family and you can get pretty much the same food. Anyway I think new housing will make the street look much more attractive.