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Phase Two at San Antonio Shopping Center moves ahead

Original post made on Mar 22, 2013

The second phase of development at San Antonio Shopping Center, including a movie theater and hotel, will not be delayed by the creation of a precise plan for the area, the City Council decided Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by truth be known
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

the City’s response to questions raised by Mr Rasmussen in early 2011, about parking, access, and traffic flow in a letter (which letter he also provided to the Council) was:

“ B4-1. The Precise Plan will require shared access, shared parking and coordinated parking for adjacent properties, The Residential uses included in the proposed project [Phase I} will be required for private parking."

This "shared parking concept" throughout the Center was embodied in the original Precise Plan for San Antonio Center in 1991, and reiterated several times afterwards. That provision was deleted in the June 2011 Version of the Precise plan...MV’s earlier response to Mr Rasmussen’s letter notwithstanding.

These documents can also be found in the Phase I EIR and Public Comment documents at City Hall, pages 50-51.

This taking away of parking rights for the outliers like Barron Park Supply and INternational Market, in June 2011, was the proximate cause of the famous “dead-of-night fence incident’ , when Merlone Geier installed a fence behind BPS and IM to restrict foot traffic form the larger parking lots


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