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Bruce Karney

73 neighbors want lots more housing for people with low and moderate incomes in Mountain View.

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The housing supply in Mountain View has not expanded as fast as the number of jobs here. This causes rents and home prices to increase faster than incomes and forces tens of thousands of workers to commute long distances every day. I'd like to see a real commitment by City leaders and residents to begin to narrow the gap between the number of jobs and the number of dwelling units in Mountain View.

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Greenbelt Alliance

Early this morning, Mountain View's City Council adopted an exciting new plan for the North Bayshore area, home to tech giants like Google and LinkedIn. The city’s new North Bayshore Precise Plan transforms the area’s vast expanse of parking lots into a thriving community with up to 9,850 new homes to address the Bay Area’s pressing housing shortage.

Read more: www.greenbelt.org/blog/homes-s...

The plan has many exciting features, including 20% of new homes for low-income residents, 31 acres of new public parks, and new shops and commercial spaces. Not to mention ample amenities for walking, biking, and transit with 11 miles of new public trails.

This is a huge win for all Bay Area residents, our environment, and the economy. Creating thousands of new homes in the heart of Silicon Valley means people can live close to where they work—easing the region’s housing affordability crisis and cutting the brutal commutes on our clogged freeways. It supports the economy by providing new customers for local shops and services. And it means less pressure to build on threatened farmland and wildlife habitat. As one of the largest plans for infill homes in the region, it also serves as a shining example for other communities to follow.

Many thanks to all of our partners who worked tirelessly with us over many years to make this happen. And a big shout out to the hundreds of Mountain View residents who spoke up to support a smart vision for North Bayshore.

Sincerely,
Jeremy Madsen, CEO

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Posted Dec 13, 2017
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Public Square

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.

www.mv-voice.com/news/2015/12/...

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Posted Dec 14, 2015
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david
david
Dec 15, 2015

All valid replies previously.Balance is the key,with housing and the support housing needs to keep mountain view a nice place to live for all

Posted by david on Dec 15, 2015
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Greenbelt Alliance

Sign our petition to tell the Mountain View City Council to make their smart vision a reality. svathome.salsalabs.org/mountai...

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Posted Oct 19, 2017
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Dan

"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."

www.mv-voice.com/news/2017/10/...

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Google relents on bid for more offices in North Bayshore

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.

www.mv-voice.com/news/2017/10/...

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Dan

“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.”

www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/27...

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Google demands more office space, threatens to block North Bayshore housing

Mountain View is moving ahead with a plan to add 9,850 housing units for the area of a new Google campus.

www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/27...

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YIMBY Party
YIMBY Party
Sep 23, 2017

Support Housing near Google at Mountain View City Council
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:30pm
City of Mountain View City Hall - 500 Castro St, Mountain View, California 94041

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!

More information here: www.greencaltrain.com/2017/09/...

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Teija Ahlfors
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Matt Vander Sluis
Matt Vander Sluis
Feb 19, 2016

City Council Mtg: Approve new affordable homes (Evelyn Family Apartments)
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:30pm
Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro Street, Second Floor

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 citycouncil@mountainview.gov.

For more information, contact mvandersluis@greenbelt.org.

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Matt Vander Sluis
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Greenbelt Alliance

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.

www.greenbelt.org/blog/north-b...

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New Housing to Sprout up in Mountain View | Greenbelt Alliance

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.

www.greenbelt.org/blog/north-b...

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Posted Jan 9, 2016
david
david
Jan 9, 2016

Better add some more housing for middle income and lower income people or else will have no diversity or workers in lower paying service jobs.Unless you just want all high tech and robots to do all the work

Posted by david on Jan 9, 2016
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Uri Pachter

Cool idea that asks the question: how might we create and design new housing, particularly housing that is affordable, adaptable, and sustainable? neighborland.com/ideas/sf-prot...

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Support ProtoHouse – a space for affordable/innovative housing prototypes on Market Street

AboutProtoHouse is a space for curated, changing display of innovative urban dwellings. The installation space will host a series of either complete micro-units fitting within the 12'x12'x12' space, or sections of larger units; in either case, with partial cutaway or transparent sides to allow viewing of and/or access to the interiors. The...

neighborland.com/ideas/sf-prot...

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Posted Dec 8, 2014
Mark Romoser
Mark Romoser
Jan 9, 2015

How could such a small space be made wheelchair-accessible?

Posted by Mark Romoser on Jan 9, 2015
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Uri Pachter
Uri Pachter
Dec 5, 2014

City Council Mtg: Raising housing impact fees
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:30pm
Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro Street, 2nd Floor

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 citycouncil@mountainview.gov.

For the agenda and other documents, visit mountainview.legistar.com/Legi...

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Sahara Velez
Uri Pachter
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Uri Pachter
Dec 11, 2014

Thanks to strong support from residents and advocates, city council approved increasing the city's housing impact fees—fees that help make sure that new homes are affordable to people at a range of incomes.

New rental housing will now contribute $17/square foot and office developments will now contribute $25/square foot towards the city's affordable housing fund. For a bit more info: www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/...

Posted by Uri Pachter on Dec 11, 2014
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