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The Crestview project leaders offer updates on timeline, parking, security

Original post made on Jan 27, 2023

The Crestview, a housing project in Mountain View that will convert a hotel into 48 affordable units for extremely low income individuals and families, will begin construction this spring and is slated to be completed by winter.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 27, 2023, 12:55 PM

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Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 27, 2023 at 1:07 pm

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Good job to the project team for providing this update. I think Supervisor Simitian asked for it last year.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 28, 2023 at 9:48 am

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Slow / late reporting on public projects = not good :(
But :-). I was walking by this place late in 2022 - there was already work in the front with some sign removal and what looked like front parking lot work.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 31, 2023 at 8:05 am

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low and very-low income family "parking" a problem
I think not, very poor have been reported in other local housing projects to have less need than us of the middle-class / who have too many cars and trucks / for on site parking.

Middle class background, middle-class worries, NOT extremely low income worries / Yes?
I Oh lord won't you buy me one-pt-six Benz, my neighbors have Teslas, I must make amends I

Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 31, 2023 at 8:57 pm

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JUst an Observation,

I understand that some people even with very low income need to have a car to go to work. Mas transit doesn't operate in a way that allows for time sensitive needs.

You may get VERY LUCKY to have a job where your mass transit actually comes close to where you work. But you cannot plan on it.

Many will have the cheapest cars to just be able to get to and from work. that is it.

So maybe the assumption of no parking necessary is a bad one.

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Jan 31, 2023 at 10:24 pm

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1.6 cars per dwelling means 3 people will be circling the block in the two bedroom places, and at least 1 person of the one bedroom places will be circling the block looking for parking. And last time I checked, unless it's a penal facility there is no bed check allowed. As long as they're not making noise or selling drugs, a person is allowed to have a full on orgy within the confines of his rental space. Just, make sure it's quiet. Once you sign a lease, you have to follow the state laws and HUD laws and none of them pertain to what you do behind your locked door as long as you pay the rent on time and follow the rules EVERY CALIFORNIAN has to follow. No oppressive special rules for Section 8 dwellers. They can't enforce it and if they try, take them to court. It would help if the management could treat the residents like actual people, instead of like infants who need a babysitter. There would be less blowback in the neighborhood if they aren't already primed to think "HERE COMES TROUBLE".

Posted by Steven Goldstein
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 31, 2023 at 11:50 pm

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Just an Observation,

WOW someone just touched on a very important point, if a variance was done regarding parking allocation in the project, it can be based on an illegal discrimination case because of California does not allow discriminatory action in housing based on SOURCE OF INCOME.

This could mean that if the housing was not based on income or assistance, would the same parking allocation be the same? Good question.

It would be anticipated that a at least one parking spot for a studio and one bedroom and 2 parking spots for a two bedroom would be necessary. But given the other issues, I would not be surprised if 2 persons live in a studio and one bedroom and as many as 4 live in a 2 bedroom unit. For land and unit accessibility and costs.

It does appear that the city has really messed up, if parking is a barrier, then it could be considered a discriminatory act. FEHA states "Offering inferior terms, conditions, privileges, facilities or services in connection with the housing accommodation"

This might become a legal nightmare.

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