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Palo Alto City Council signals support for taller condos on San Antonio Road

Original post made on Aug 18, 2022

The Palo Alto City Council signaled its desire to encourage more housing on the city's southern edge on Monday night, when it gave rave reviews to a proposed condominium project at 800 San Antonio Road.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 18, 2022, 11:31 AM

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Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm

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Why only 5 stories?

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 20, 2022 at 6:49 pm

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Y not 10? From the corner of San Antonio and El Camino (looking East) you can barely see the top of a Mountain View 10 story residential tower. Avalon Towers 4900 El Camino.

here is the Google Street View next to it

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Posted by LongResident
a resident of another community
on Aug 21, 2022 at 1:04 pm

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The property is under an acre and they're getting 75 units out of it. The article explains the density works out to 86 residential units per acre. There's NO grounds to suggest it be even taller than the 5 stories that are proposed. It doesn't make economic sense either because that's not a magnet location which would draw people to a 10 story tower building. Already they have 2 levels of underground parking, and they surely need parking at a location like that where the only viable transport is the automobile. People will move there for its proximity to the freeway and commute to other cities. Construction techniques become more expensive for taller buildings and the cost per unit would go up.

It's really ludicrous that the council members to speculate that a 75 unit project near 101 on San Antonio justifies a call for more bus service on San Antonio, or that it will overload that road with car traffic. The KFC/Taco Bell probably generates 10 times the car traffic as this project, and that's not even on San Antonio directly!

Posted by People Need Water
a resident of Shoreline West
on Aug 22, 2022 at 3:20 pm

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Building raises prices in the area. Real estate agents and investors know this.
It's funny that Mountain View supposedly cares about climate change but wants to increase its population by 30,000.

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