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Council gives up on Shoreline hotel

Original post made on Mar 25, 2011

The city has abandoned its plan to build a hotel on a plot of land near the Shoreline Amphitheater, approving a 53-year, $30 million lease of the land to Google instead.

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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on Mar 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Get more Companiezs to be based in Mtn View, then most likely you will get a Hotel

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Posted by Esther
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

The City owns some land at the intersection of Highway 101 and Moffett Boulevard and is in the process of trying to acquire more. Seems like that might be a good spot for a large hotel and/or other commercial development because of its visibility, easy access to the Shoreline business district, downtown, and nearby highways.

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Posted by Alex M.
a resident of Willowgate
on Mar 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I don't see why another hotel is needed. There's already a brand-new Hampton Inn on Moffet Blvd that serves visitors to Google (and presumably to NASA Ames), and it nearly always has vacancies, as far as I can tell.

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm

53 years? That's a REALLY long time to lease something out at a rate not indexed to something like the CPI. Hopefully there are some "out" clauses, as a lot can happen in 53 years where the City might prefer an alternate use or a higher income stream.

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Posted by kathy
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Why does Google seem to run Mountain View? Because it does? Seems fooish to give a single company access to a huge piece of land for half a century???

The middle of Silicon Valley and we do not have a single 'full service hotel' (the Hamptom Inn is not a full serivce hotel), The Cabana in PA is an example of what we need in MV. In addition Michael's at Shoreline, a city venue, is looking shabby, which is a shame, perfect location, but needs to be kept up. The same cracks have been in the slate tiles in the foyer for years.

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Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

Ah, history at work. 35 or so years ago, our (later fired) city manager had grand ideas of a world class hotel out there...

Thank God it never got off the ground.

Face it folks,, even with Google and it's buddy tech companies, Mtn.View is still a small town blue coller place. Let's keep it simple, cuz that's what it is and always will be. And we love it (usually). We do need more home grown talent tho on the council.

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Posted by GDM
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:08 pm

If there was a demand adequate to support a hotel in Mountain View, it would have been built by now. Every one wants a full service hotel, but no one wants to subsidize it.