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News - June 15, 2018

Council opts to replace apartments with rowhouses

Newer homes promised to be affordable for 'missing middle'

by Mark Noack

An older cluster of apartments in Mountain View's North Whisman neighborhood will be torn down to build an equivalent number of new rowhouses, a decision the owner blames on the city's rent control law. On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously approved plans to redevelop the Moffett Manor Apartments, replacing the 56 existing rentals with 58 for-sale homes.

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Posted by Third project in recent weeks
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 15, 2018 at 12:58 am

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Two earlier conversions of rent controlled apartments to new expensive ownership housing were approved by the City Council a few weeks ago. This is clearing out some DEAD WOOD but it could eventually clear out 30,000 renters.


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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 16, 2018 at 6:03 am

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Hello everyone:

It appears to be now official.

The Costa Hawkins Repeal initiative is now on the ballot seen here

Web Link

So if these homes turn out to be rented, they will likely be subject to rent control, since the latest polls seriously indicate that Costa Hawkins repeal will succeed. And the City Citizens in Mountain View WILL get CSFRA extended to the units or homes currently blocked by the Costa Hawkins law.

I wonder if the project will in fact move forward at this time. Many projects like this are given local approval, but then are cancelled by the developer after the approval.

It just appears that the statewide initiative is about to throw a lot of uncertainty in this situation.


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