Friday, September 25, 2009

Mountain View new homes

A developer has proposed 400 homes and 225,000 square feet of new retail space for the San Antonio shopping center in Mountain View. San Francisco based developer Merlone Geier Partners is in contract to buy a 16 acre portion of San Antonio Center where Sears, Rite Aid and other stores now sit. The firm's proposal includes fourth grocery store in this area, several shops, a Santana Row style "Main Street" along the Hetch Hetchy aqueduct right of way, podium parking and two large apartment buildings, one of which is 10 stories tall. An alternative plan includes a small 2,200-seat movie theater instead of the new housing in Mountain View.

This portion of Mountain View is in the Los Altos School District attendance boundaries. Kids from the Crossings (Area bounded by San Antonio Rd., railroad tracks, Showers Dr., and California St. plus 49 Showers Drive) are already being shipped across town to Covington Elementary School instead of going to the nearest Santa Rita Elementary School. I wonder if the Merlone Geier Partners developers have been in contact with the Los Altos School District school district yet.

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