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Mountain View Voice

News - April 18, 2008

Hetch Hetchy housing standoff

Developer offers fewer units, but neighbors remain unimpressed

by Daniel DeBolt

Next Tuesday the City Council will finally decide on a development that has been the source of contentious debate over the last year: a proposal to build 64 homes on the Hetch Hetchy right of way at Whisman Road.

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Posted by Residents for a Quality Development at 450 N.Whisman
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 18, 2008 at 8:38 am

Here is the link to the petition that is mentioned in the story for those of you who might be interested in supporting a Quality Development at 450 N. Whisman:

Web Link


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Posted by DLG
a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2008 at 11:14 am

Isn't Bruce Burman the same developer who made a big mess of that housing development up in Marin called "French Ranch"? Why would the City of Mountain View want anything to do with him?


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Posted by Residents for a Quality Development at 450 N.Whisman
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 18, 2008 at 11:30 am

For those of you who might be interested in supporting a "Quality Development at 450 N. Whisman" here is the link to the petition as mentioned in the story:

Web Link


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Posted by Proud MV Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm

It is amazing that they are considering building 3-story rowhouses next to 1-story homes. Unless the design is done really really well, that be so imposing. From what I know, it is not designed very well. They should build something else there. It's too many homes in a small space.


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Posted by 13 year resident of MV
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 18, 2008 at 9:06 pm

What happened to neighborhood preservation? This was a priority for many of the City Council members when they ran for office. Let's hope they haven't forgotten. This development will substantially alter the existing neighborhood. Let's get a nice development that is harmonious with the current and expected future neighborhood.


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Posted by Lisa Burns
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 19, 2008 at 6:45 pm

I have lived on Walker Drive for 20 years and would be saddened to see something as tall as three stories put in on this parcel. It does not fit into the neighborhood at all. Both the DRC and the Zoning Administrator recommend a no vote on this development - we can only hope the council takes their recommendation and votes no on Tuesday.