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Mountain View will spend $1M to update its housing plans under new state requirements

Original post made on Jan 21, 2022

New state housing requirements are forcing the city of Mountain View to take a close look at its housing stock and residential zoning to accommodate heavy growth. And it looks like that work is going to cost far more than expected.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 21, 2022, 12:50 PM

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Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jan 21, 2022 at 2:31 pm

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Yet another unfunded mandate from the State?


Posted by DavidM
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2022 at 3:37 pm

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Here we go. "Targeted rezoning". Which means expect that a 6-story high-rise may soon come to a nice neighborhood like yours. All in the name of a dated analysis, pre-pandemic, that said M-V needed to meet the demand for housing for thousands of tech workers, and affordable units for those less fortunate than their high-tech neighbors. BTW, most under 30-somethings are all heading to other states. The M-V city council is completely out of touch with reality, only seeing $$ from a future tax base that will do nothing for road repair or any other crumbling infrastructure need. Time to head for the hills I guess.


Posted by Bean
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 23, 2022 at 5:31 pm

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Impediments against new housing is what drives up costs for everyone.

We need to build more, build dense modern communities where public transit pencils out.

No one is going after your single family home but you have no right to tell me if I can or cannot build a fourplex on my property and provide shelter to 3 more families.

Or you can keep your single family home only as a mandate but repeal prop 13.

Sprawl and climate arson costs money. Pay up or sell and move out but a city will need to look and act like a city.


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