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Council picks developer to build affordable housing in downtown Mountain View

Original post made on May 21, 2020

A long stretch of parking in downtown Mountain View could soon transform into a five-story affordable housing complex, complete with retail services and no loss in parking for downtown visitors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1:30 PM

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Posted by Rose
a resident of The Crossings
on May 21, 2020 at 4:08 pm

I applaud new, affordable, housing without loosing the parking. I would like to see our council seek out projects that were not created using a square box as the basis for the design. There must be a developer out there who can design a housing complex that looks good that won't break the bank. All it would take is a few small amenities and "out of the box" thinking regarding the shape to make it look like a "home" instead of a "project." It would make a big difference in the desirability of not only the housing development but also the area. After all, it will be with us for many decades to come.

Posted by Rich get richer
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on May 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm

The CEO is a former City of Mountain View management employee.. He may even be getting a city pension. What is he paid as CEO of his "non-profit"?

Posted by Susan Ferry
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on May 23, 2020 at 5:44 am

I hope they build affordable housing. I need it. It would be close to transportation, parks, library and more. It also would not be a huge structure in the neighborhood.

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