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Mountain View Council study session – North Bayshore neighborhood

Tonight at 7pm, Mountain View City Council will consider decisions regarding creating a car-light neighborhood in North Bayshore where Google and LinkedIn are headquartered. The staff report proposes mixed use development in three areas with up to 10,250 housing units, … Continue reading

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Millbrae, Belmont, and Redwood City move forward on transit-oriented development

Last week, Millbrae and Belmont City Councils made key decisions to advance new development on the Caltrain corridor.  Meanwhile, Redwood City City Council leaned against putting the brakes on growth in the downtown area, despite some community anxiety about the … Continue reading

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Mountain View North Bayshore – more housing would bring less driving

This week Wednesday in a meeting starting at 7pm, Mountain View Environmental Planning Commission will provide feedback on neighborhood options for the North Bayshore area where Google and LinkedIn are headquartered.   A range of choices are being reviewed for a … Continue reading

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City of San Mateo updates transportation fee to help fund multi-modal improvements

Last week, San Mateo Council approved a project to modernize the city’s traffic model and impact fee, which will help the city assess and fund a mix of sustainable transportation improvements, rather than focusing primarily on moving more cars. In … Continue reading

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This week: planning for housing and offices in North Bayshore

This week there are two meetings that are important for Mountain View’s decisions about North Bayshore – study session on LinkedIn’s North Shoreline HQ on Tuesday, and a community workshop on creating a neighborhood with housing and services on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Santa Clara to review Silicon Valley’s largest ever mixed use development

On Tuesday October 20 and Monday October 26, the City of Santa Clara will host two community meetings for the environmental review of the largest mixed use project ever in Silicon Valley. On 230 acres of city-owned land just north … Continue reading

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LinkedIn plans for 35% drivealone rate in Shoreline offices, with paid parking for commuters

At their presentation to Mountain View’s planning commission on September 16, LinkedIn described their plans for new headquarter buildings, where their goals are for only 35% of 8,000 employees to drive. To achieve a steep increase in sustainable commuting, LinkedIn … Continue reading

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Live or work near transit? A tale of Palo Alto, San Mateo, SurveyMonkey, and housing affordability

Are you more likely to use transit if you live near transit or work near transit?  The answer, according to a recent study is “both” – with workplace playing a greater role than home location.   Researchers at the University of … Continue reading

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Santa Clara Lawrence Station development: 3,000 homes, 7000 parking spaces

Santa Clara moves forward with a mixed use development near Lawrence Station with 3,000 homes – rental and for-sale, multi-family and single family attached – roughly 85,000 square feet of retail space, with a 10-plus acre park at the center. More … Continue reading

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A car-light, complete neighborhood in North Bayshore

Last weekend, Mountain View hosted a workshop on how to turn the North Bayshore area – the office park that hosts Google, LinkedIn, and other companies, into a neighborhood with homes and services. First, a set of experts provided perspective … Continue reading

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