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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.

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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"?

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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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