The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd. See Calendar
for more details.
5. STUDY SESSION
5.1 405 SAN ANTONIO ROAD
Study session to discuss a mixed -use development consisting of 100,000
square feet of commercial, retail, and restaurant; 53,000 square foot cinema;
377,000 square feet of office; and a 165 -room hotel at 405 San Antonio Road.
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS —None.
7. NEW BUSINESS —None.
At the April 2nd City Council Study Session, they will be discussing the Item 4.2 - 100 Moffett Boulevard Residential Development Project (Item 4.2, see http://laserfiche.mountainview.gov/WebLink/Browse.aspx?startid=35382&&dbid=0
for more details. Individual CSP members (not speaking for CSP as a whole, however), might refer to our letter to the City on this project, which you can see below for details we believe Council should consider during their deliberations.
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SHORELINE REGIONAL PARK COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION STUDY
MARCH 26, 2013 CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION
The Mountain View City Council will finalize the recommended transportation strategies and follow up actions identified in the Shoreline Regional Park Community Transportation Study that should be pursued through the North Bayshore Precise Plan process and Fiscal Year 2013-14 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) on:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013—4:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers—500 Castro Street, Second Floor
Members of the public will have an opportunity to address the City Council regarding the Shoreline Regional Park Community Transportation Study at this meeting.
The report will be available on Friday, March 22, 2013 after 4:30 p.m. on the <http://laserfiche.mountainview.gov/Weblink/Browse.aspx?startid=35382&dbid=0>City's website, in the Public Works Department at 500 Castro Street, and at the Mountain View Public Library at 585 Franklin Street.
Contact the Public Works Department at (650) 903-6311 for additional information.
The last day to submit comments on the scope and content of the environmental studies for BRT on El Camino must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013
, at the postal or email address listed below:
VTA Environmental Programs and Resources Management,
Attn: Christina Jaworski
3331 N. First Street, Building B-2
San Jose, CA 95134
For more information go to: http://www.vta.org/brt/ecr/index.html
The City Council had a second study session, on 2/26/13, on proposed office towers (and parking structures) at 700 E. Middlefield. There will probably be a third. Council comments included the following:
"Are we doing piecemeal projects?" (Staff: "Until we have a Precise Plan for the area.")
"What is the implication for our RHNA numbers?"
"What about using the Light Rail, instead of shuttles, to get employees to the downtown station?"
"Shouldn't we be more proactive about improving transportation for people in the North Whisman area, rather than waiting for a crisis? There are a lot of people working there now!"
"This proposal is an old-style office park with much bigger buildings. LEED Platinum has nothing to do with neighborhood structure. Where are there enticements to take the train, with these overwhelming views of the freeway? There should be viewable local services, a larger trip reduction requirement tied to a greater absolute increase in trips, and reduced parking."
"These buildings are not accessible by foot; they're fronted by an onramp."
"Even people living nearby will have to drive there. This is not transit-oriented, just tall buildings visible from a freeway."
"There should be a net benefit for the community. Need a big trip reduction, ways not to need parking. Community benefits need not be proportional to the size of the project: in the current environment, it's going to take a lot more from the developer. The buildings need to be reoriented--the open space planned is visible only to people in the buildings."
"The open space should be visible and available to the public."
"Unfortunately developer financing is tied to the amount of parking."
"Why not reduce the square footage? Do we really need to have 1.0 FAR?"
"An EIR requiring 'overriding considerations' should lead to mitigation fees due."
"There could be ZIP cars there for employees to use during the day."
"TDM should be designed to produce a 25-30% trip reduction."
"We need to discuss all this, not just have each Councilmember provide comments to Staff."
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From HAC information:
At our January meeting, we hosted a panel of experts who gave us a little teaser about topics that the Coalition should focus on this year. Randy Tsuda outlined what one local government, Mountain View, is doing to make up for the loss of redevelopment through their commercial linkage fee and rental impact fee. Jeff Oberdorfer of First Community Housing gave us a sense for how the affordable housing industry is reacting to this new funding world and Michael Lane from the NonProfit Housing Association talked about what is going on at the State level. At the time, we promised to dive deeper into each of these topics and at our March 8th meeting, we will do just that.
Libby Seifel, of Seifel Consulting, will share her insight on the future of housing and community development in California since the elimination of Redevelopment and on new funding strategies being explored for affordable housing. Libby is one of the go-to experts on housing and redevelopment. Her firm has consulted on a number of significant projects including Hunter's Point Shipyard, Mission Bay Redevelopment, and the Transbay Transit Center District Neighborhood, which collectively will include over 5,000 affordable housing units.
The meeting will take place on Friday, March 8th, 11am at the Santa Clara Central Park Library, (2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara).
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We hope you can join us for a fun and informative bike ride through Rengstorff Park Area.
Great Streets Rengstorff Park (http://greatstreetsrp.wordpress.com) invites you to a Bike Tour on Saturday, March 2nd from 9AM to 11AM (starting at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Avenue. Mountain View)!
Enjoy a leisurely morning ride and learn about how Rengstorff Park neighborhood streets are key assets to building stronger social ties, economic success, and a healthier community in Mountain View. You’ll travel approximately 4 miles with stops along the way that highlight stories from neighborhood residents who will share with you some issues and the many opportunities to create safer and more attractive places to walk, bike and congregate in the city’s highest density neighborhood.
We encourage you to forward this email to anyone interested in safer streets in Mountain View or a lovely morning ride.
Don’t have a bike – no problem! Let us know, we have a few available.
Please RSVP to GreatStreetsRP@gmail.com no later than February 26th.
Wendee Crofoot & Jarrett Mullen
Caltrain Office, 2nd floor auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
6-8pm, Wed., Feb. 27
Palo Alto City Hall
Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
6-8pm, Thurs., Feb. 28
Santa Clara VTA HQ, Auditorium
3331 N. First St., San Jose, 6-8pm, Tues., Mar. 5
San Francisco City Hall, Board of Supervisors Chambers
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl., SF
6-8pm, Thurs., Mar. 7