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Mountain View City Council slated to vote on massive Middlefield Park Master Plan development on Nov. 15

Original post made on Nov 16, 2022

The Mountain View City Council is slated to consider approval of Google’s massive Middlefield Park Master Plan at its Nov. 15 meeting. The mixed-use plan would add 1,900 residential units to the city.

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Posted by Leslie Bain
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 16, 2022 at 9:32 am

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"The applicants said it's financially infeasible for them to build inclusionary affordable units"

This appears to be a standard refrain from developers. The fact that this cry is being uttered by Google rather boggles the mind.

Of course Google can afford to build inclusionary affordable units. They just don't want to. Heaven forbid that teachers, service workers, and kids who don't code are living in the same buildings as Google's people.

Shame on Google.

Posted by JAFO
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2022 at 12:08 pm

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Just an observation,

As I have been saying for years, Alphabert/Google has been playing games with the City, making promises, then saying the city needs to help them, changing projects over and over again. This is classic BAIT AND SWITCH.

And now the City is about to see a major drop in economic activities as tech companies pull out, just look at Meta/Facebook.

The city cannot rely on project benefits that are more than 3 years away and can burn out in only 2, like San Antonio is right now.

Somebody has to tell the citizens what kind of trouble we really are in now.

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2022 at 12:16 pm

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Why do you preface everything you say with "Just an observation"?

Posted by JAFO
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2022 at 1:54 pm

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Just an observation,

On top of this so many operations are relocating out of this area.

This are is going through the end of the "gold rush" of tech. It is going to have a very hard readjustment.

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