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City Council looks to revitalize the “other half” of downtown Mountain View, with plans to rezone Moffett Boulevard

Original post made on Nov 16, 2023

Moffett Boulevard has long been a neglected afterthought to downtown Mountain View. But a recent plan to overhaul the drive-through corridor could transform the area into a destination worthy of visiting in its own right.

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Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2023 at 1:24 pm

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Looking forward to seeing this come to fruition. More downtown for everyone!

Posted by George Markle
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2023 at 3:21 pm

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We were all pleased with the unanimity of the council for proceeding with a Precise Plan. That last sentence in the article may have slightly abbreviated my intended message, which was that today's appearance of Moffett Boulevard reflects a less-than-thorough planning approach in the past, and that a Precise Plan is what we need now. I certainly didn't mean to suggest our city is in the habit of taking shortcuts. It is not. Listening to each council member's reasoning Tuesday evening reaffirms my admiration — IMHO, we really do have a great council!

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2023 at 4:57 pm

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The quote is a little odd, but I think I understood the gist correctly.

Posted by CA Native
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 16, 2023 at 5:11 pm

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'Moffett Boulevard as a “gateway to downtown,”'. Yep, travel down Moffett Boulevard and when you get to Central Ave, you will see downtown, just across the tracks; but you can't get there from here, so.... turn right on Central, turn right at Shoreline, then turn left at California. That will eventually get you to downtown.

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2023 at 6:19 pm

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That's if you're traveling by car. If you're traveling on foot or by bike, you have to cross Central Expressway at grade -- one of only a handful of such crossings anywhere along that road. Fortunately, this is planned to be fixed with a new undercrossing, but it'll take years to finish.

Posted by Jay
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2023 at 6:46 pm

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Happy to see this area in focus for development as it's neglected. How does this work with private property owners in this area? Until an underpass or some way to allow foot traffic with Central ave in the way is ready, it cannot reach its full potential.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 20, 2023 at 10:11 am

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Long out plan - will that meet the Very Urgent deadline to actually get rezoned - Housing Element suggested areas for new residential development? I think that is what the staff was taking about, and what all local cities are 'rushing to get finished'. (even Los Altos!)

Small Alpha stage Precise Plan / followed by Beta? (bigger). It might be better to 'have a good, timely small Plan, and then have The Best BIG Plan' ?? :)

Posted by John J
a resident of Willowgate
on Nov 20, 2023 at 10:31 am

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I am pleased to hear that the area is considered for development. However, I am concerned about gentrification. I would hate to see the small market on the corner of Central Avenue and Moffett be replaced. How can we retain a diversity of community offerings and have the area be developed?

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