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Mountain View planning commission backs plans for six-story affordable housing next to Public Storage

Original post made on Mar 29, 2022

A mixed-use plan that puts high-density affordable housing next to a compact Public Storage facility won the support of Mountain View's Environmental Planning Commission last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 12:40 PM


Posted by gcoladon
a resident of Slater
on Mar 29, 2022 at 2:24 pm

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If I'm thinking of the right place, it's .6 miles from the Safeway on Shoreline. That's not very far. I live twice as far from that Safeway and it's never occurred to me to move so I could be closer to it.

Posted by Lenny Siegel
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 29, 2022 at 4:11 pm

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It's strange to hear complaints about the lack of a park from people who opposed a plan that was likely to put a park in the area. I've long advocated a park adjacent to the recycling center.

Posted by Frank Richards
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 29, 2022 at 4:20 pm

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It would be helpful context for the article's author to mention that the resident with concerns, Albert Jeans, organized the opposition to the Terra Bella visioning plan that the article notes "fizzled." During this meeting, he claimed that a 15 minute walk to the grocery store is an impossible task!

It's darkly humorous to read about the existing residents in the area discussing how the neighborhood is so bad that it would be a terrible nightmare for the new residents. Something tells me their real estate listing when they sell their house will tell a different story...

Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Mar 29, 2022 at 8:03 pm

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Great project for Mountain View.

Not sure why number of stories was reduced from 7 to 6, since Mountain View had recently approved a seven stories condominium just down the street: Web Link

I hope project will be able to underground the utilities (maybe with help from the City), these wires in front of the building are unsightly and will interfere with the growth of the street trees.

Posted by Sheryl
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2022 at 4:45 pm

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I live in apartments that are mainly for the elderly and disabled. A 15 minute walk could be considerable. And a bicycle ride would be impossible