Hoping to keep residential growth in Mountain View moving at a brisk pace, the City Council gave initial approval for proposals to build more than 1,600 new housing units, despite city staff's concerns about being overwhelmed by development projects.
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"Google officials are now backpedaling on demands for more office space as a condition for building 9,850 new housing units in North Bayshore. In a contrite letter sent Monday afternoon to the Mountain View City Council, the company's real estate team apologized for comments made last Tuesday, Sept. 26, that were widely interpreted as an ultimatum demanding an additional 800,000 square feet of office development rights.
In the letter, David Radcliffe, Google's vice president of real estate, emphasized that his team was wholeheartedly on board for seeing housing built near the company's North Bayshore headquarters.
“During the Council's study session, we voiced the idea that adding office space could be a way to offset housing costs. We apologize that this came out as a demand, when the intent was to open a conversation to address a potential issue,” he wrote."
Google officials are now backpedaling on their demands to the council last week for more office space as a condition for building 9,850 new housing units in North Bayshore.
“That was a zinger. That caught everybody by surprise,” Vice-Mayor Lenny Siegel said Wednesday. “Forgetting the issue that Google has loads of cash, my view on that is that … our North Bayshore plan shouldn’t make the jobs/housing imbalance appreciably worse.”
Mountain View is moving ahead with a plan to add 9,850 housing units for the area of a new Google campus.
The big day is coming – on Tuesday September 26 Mountain View City Council plans to give direction on how much housing to allow in North Bayshore where Google is headquartered!
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On Tuesday, March 1st, the Mountain View City Council will consider approving new affordable homes!
It's a fantastic proposal, that's been endorsed by Greenbelt Alliance as a strong example of how Mountain View show grow. It's called the Evelyn Family Apartments, and would provide homes for 116 families. In addition to helping tackle the housing affordability crisis, it's got lots of other smart elements, including free transit passes, a shuttle to local schools, and bike share.
Will you come out and give a word of support? Please join us on Tuesday the 1st or send an email to the City Council at email@example.com.
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We are thrilled with the City’s latest effort to address the housing crisis. This decision is a 180-degree turnaround from a 2012 decision to not allow new housing in the very same area. That 2012 decision was made even though Greenbelt Alliance, Google, and the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning argued that a mixed-use neighborhood in North Bayshore would be a model for environmentally-friendly growth.
Back in November, the Mountain View City Council voted to maximize new housing in the city’s North Bayshore area, allowing up to 9,100 new homes in a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood in this key regional job center around Google’s campus. But the seeds for these new homes were planted long ago.
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On December 9, the Mountain View City Council will debate increasing the city's housing impact fees—fees that help make sure that new homes are affordable to people at a range of incomes. Families are struggling with crushing rents and traffic is growing as people are traveling longer distances to find a place to live.
This is a great opportunity to improve affordable housing policy in Mountain View on a city-wide level. Provide public comment on Tuesday or by emailing email@example.com.
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“Housing near jobs is the future,” said Unangst. “It dramatically decreases the distances of commutes and therefore the emissions of carbon dioxide. We’ve got to get away from these long commutes.” Showalter agreed. ”We should be adding housing in North Bayshore,” she said. “The emissions that we would save by having people live closer to their work, it’s just tremendous.”