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'Any amount of growth is still on the table': Mountain View seeks community input on R3 Zoning Update

Original post made on Jul 19, 2022

For the past few years, Mountain View City Council and city staff have been looking at ways to revamp the city's R3 zoning district, which will guide multifamily housing development across much of the city in the coming years.

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Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm

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It's also worth noting the Gamel Way project. Because it triples the number of units, all existing tenants can be rehoused. The huge increase in unit count was only possible because of some unique circumstances, but increasing height and density limits would make it possible in more places!

Posted by Seth Neumann
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 20, 2022 at 12:06 pm

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why do we need more growth? At this rate the place is going to look like Queens: miles of ugly low rise housing, not dense enough to really support transit, quality of life going down, down, down. Can we get some of these people who want to move in to go to Texas instead?

Posted by BT
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 20, 2022 at 12:31 pm

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I agree with Seth Neumann although I am happy for people to live here. I know this is a great place to live but we are ruining what makes this a great place to live. Traffic is terrible, the roads need work due to the big construction trucks driving on them all the time to support the new building work. Maybe I am blind, but I don't see other local cities stepping up to build all this housing. I don't think the infrastructure is keeping up. Can't we slow things down a bit?

Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 20, 2022 at 4:02 pm

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Kudos to the City for trying to solve this challenging problem (way more jobs than housing) and for reaching out to the community for ideas. I plan to attend the virtual meeting for my neighborhood. While many communities have resisted and are resisting doing their part to address the regional housing supply issue, MV is far from alone in taking action. Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose are all doing quite a bit too, maybe even more than MV.

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2022 at 8:26 am

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Texas called. They don't want our housing crisis.

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