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Apartment developer buys hotel, Western Appliance building

Original post made on Jan 23, 2012

Prometheus Real Estate Group is becoming a familiar name in Mountain View's City Hall as it announces its second apartment project since beginning construction on the former Minton's Lumber site.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 23, 2012, 10:08 AM

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

this is a good location. mountain view badly needs affordable housing

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Posted by affordable?
a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Randy - not sure how "new, state of the art, luxury apartment community" translates to affordable.

Don't we have enough apartments in MV?

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Posted by q
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

We certainly have enough luxury apartments.

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Posted by Cindy
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I say we would be better off if we tore down all the apartments on California Street. Way too many apartments to begin with in Mountain View. Unless you want to bring the Navy back.

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Posted by MV Mama
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I'm tired of more apartments. The city already has an over 50% rental rate, much higher that neighboring communities. It will be interesting to see the affect all of these new buildings has on school enrollments. MVWSD seems to already be bursting at the seams.

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Posted by tommygee54
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Interesting to note that Mtn. View has more apartments that any nearby city. And we will be having more built. Amazing.

Now this Western Appliance building, is this the one currently open for business or is this article referring to another (previous) location? We bought our dual oven/microwave oven at Western Appliance a few years ago.

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Posted by Tina
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Great, more housing downtown... Possibly the worst traffic location in Mountain View & we're gonna ok more cars. That with 200 more apartments at Minton's & there's going to be jams every morning! How about fixing the traffic flow before new housing goes up?

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Well, I am glad to be living in a city people want to move to, rather than a declining one. It's good for us that businesses want to expand in Mountain View.

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Posted by Dylan
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

As a long-time MV Apt dweller, I confess I didn't know where Tropicana Lodge was. Even they've closed, they've left behind a nice "farewell" website at Web Link. Inside, check out their 1988 brochure for a taste of MV then Web Link.

Too many apartments in MV? NO. We need more, with good owners and managers like mine.

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Posted by Jared
a resident of Castro City
on Jan 27, 2012 at 1:15 am

Having lived in a Prometheus-run apartment complex before, I have only two words: STAY AWAY.

They are the very definition of high rent + bad service apartments. Why can't Mountain View find a good apartment management company to build apartments?

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Posted by Thomas
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Money speaks. Money is the most powerful "voice" amongst the human race (at least to some people). What do real estate developers care if environmental conditions are impacted by more dense housing; what do they care if already over populated communities become more populated; what do they care if horrible traffic conditions are heightened with even more vehicles littering the road; what do they care about increasing noise levels.... Apparently most developers only care about what's in it for them. If it's prime land nothing is gonna stop these monetary villains from erecting ugly, in your eye monstrosities.

So the new look of Mt. View is a collection of egregious concrete walls called apartment buildings. I shouldn't limit this to only Mt. View. It's happening all over the south bay. Even the once quaint downtown Los Altos is becoming a scaled down Manhattan!

I'd like to know what makes these new apartments so "state of the art?" Because they're wired for internet, etc. Do they have solar? What?

Personally I'm really sick of this "new look" that's raping the visual serenity out of our community. Apartment buildings for the most part are ugly structures. Just how many more people can we cram into this community?

Our roads are dangerously saturated with clueless drivers who think nothing of blowing red lights, speeding, playing with their foolish cell phones, tailgating, driving with headlights off in the dark, etc.... Now we get to usher in more clueless motorists.

I can remember when El Camino Real was a rather peaceful motoring route many years ago. Now it's become a war zone with some of the worst, dangerously unskilled drivers that I've ever encountered.

And they call this progress?

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