Protest over Rose Market's fate
Original post made on Jul 18, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 19, 2013, 12:00 AM
on Jul 18, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Will Council listen to the citizens and act to prevent this??
Narrowing the road is a foolish idea. There are much better ways to protect kids without causing worse traffic - and narrowing the road is likely to increase risk to kids by making people impatient with the traffic slowdowns.
The apartments are out of proportion to the neighborhood. City code lets them skimp on parking in the apartment itself, which will make street parking in the neighborhood much worse - and that also increases risks to kids by reducing visibility and narrowing drive area.
And it takes away local neighbor gathering spots.
There is no aspect of this proposal that is good for the neighborhood. It needs to be stopped in its tracks and completely re-thought.
on Jul 19, 2013 at 6:59 am
It should be noted that many of the homes in this neighborhood have driveways that only fit one car in them, so the streets are already quite full of parked cars every evening/morning. If a 200 unit apartment block is going to be dropped on top of this neighborhood, it wouldn't be surprising if the neighborhood streets would need to be resident/permit parking only.
I thought I heard that the developer planned to put a driveway for this development on Castro Street - where Rose Market currently sits - literally, right next to a single family home and not more than 15 yards from Sonia? I'm sure that a driveway in that location won't cause any traffic, noise or pedestrian safety issues, right?
on Jul 19, 2013 at 11:04 am
Jim Neal is a registered user.
I was one of the people that was at the Rally for Rose Market and the article that I wrote can be found here:
Even if you do not live near Rose Market, what happens here will affect you. We need everyone in Mountain View to get behind this effort to save Rose Market and the other local stores nearby. High density developments popping up everywhere may be fine for Manhattan or San Francisco, but THIS...IS....SPARTA! (Sorry, I mean Mountain View!). Kick this project into the hole before it makes a huge one in the middle of our community!