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Council OKs ultra-green offices for Samsung

Original post made on Mar 21, 2013

Samsung's research and development headquarters may be headed to Mountain View soon, after the City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a pair of six-story buildings along Highway 101 at the city's eastern border.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:38 AM

Comments

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I had no idea Samsung was coming to town, and in an LEED Platinum building no less. Welcome to Mountain View!


Posted by NW Resident, a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

So the companies that are already in that location (Violin Memory and Access Closure) have to vacate? Were they planning to move elsewhere anyway or is the new development forcing them out?


Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community
on Mar 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

This is great news, Welcome Samsung and your excellent employees, and the great things you will do.

Hope some of you settle here, make it your home.


Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community
on Mar 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

On a side more, this why we need new business space. We got a lot of great companies here, upstarts and existing. Would hate to see companies leave because the off chance we have to build bigger, better and bolder.

Offices, retail and non tech space is needed.


Posted by Cate, a resident of The Crossings
on Mar 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

This is the kind of sustainable development the Council should be pushing for over here at San Antonio. It sounds like Samsung is making an intelligent investment.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

Violin is growing and needs to move to new space. They are already on the prowl.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

They're going to have to either put up a giant net or make their windows withstand golf balls for people trying to cut the corner of the dogleg on #5 (or who hit a bad slice off the tee)!


Posted by Political Insider, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 23, 2013 at 4:01 am

"The size and density is also unprecedented for Mountain View's office parks, with a 1.0 floor area ratio. A 0.3 ratio was more typical of the city's office buildings."

Still unclear why this is a big deal. Most of these areas are empty and under-utilized. A 1.0 FAR still leaves a lot of open space for a multi-story building.


Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community
on Mar 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Just going to say you have a 40,000 square foot building, single story built in the 60's, looks and feels like a warehouse. Would you want to relocate your growing company to a space that most likely too small or not very pleasant. The building in this part of town are dumpy, and ugly. We have a light rail line near by, this thing most likely was to built to handle the development of new office worker in modern buildings.

Right now it is a single story or 2 story car centered plan. Build the buildings, get a shuttle and hand out free or discounted passes to ride. Extend the light right line right into the San Antonio area.