2/3/2021 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

MEDIA RELEASE 02032021-1
Subject :

City of Mountain View Seeking to Partner with County of Santa Clara to Address Housing Needs
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer

Crestview Hotel under consideration for providing housing to unstably housed individuals

Mountain View, Calif. — The City of Mountain View is taking next steps for potentially converting the Crestview Hotel, located at 901 East El Camino Real, to housing for unstably housed individuals and families. At the Jan. 26 meeting, the City Council unanimously directed City staff to work with the County of Santa Clara on the potential purchase and rehabilitation of the hotel in order to address housing needs.

The City is seeking the County’s partnership for the purchase of the Crestview Hotel to provide another housing option for those with housing instability. Once rehabilitated and renovated, the hotel could provide much needed housing for persons experiencing or at risk for homelessness and/or tenants displaced from their homes.

The anticipated next steps include:

  • County Acquiring the Crestview Hotel – As discussed at the Jan. 26 Council meeting, the County would lead the process to acquire the hotel purchase, which would require County Board of Supervisors’ approval. The County would most likely use 2016 Measure A, Affordable Housing Bond funds for the hotel acquisition.

  • County and City Jointly Selecting a Housing Developer and Operator – the City and County would conduct a joint process for selecting a developer to rehabilitate/renovate the site and operate the project, if and when the hotel is acquired.

  • City Seeking Rehabilitation and Renovation for the Crestview Hotel - the City has approximately $3.7 million in Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds that could be used for rehabilitating and renovating the Crestview Hotel after it is acquired and a developer/operator is selected.

  • City Conducting Community Outreach – Outreach to the community is anticipated to be conducted in March and throughout the project’s phases. Please sign up online to be placed on an email distribution list to get notified about outreach opportunities.

For additional information, view the Jan. 26 Council Report.

About the City of Mountain View
Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community with an estimated population of 82,739. Mountain View covers just over 12 square miles, featuring over 1,000 acres of park and wildlife areas including the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View. In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is home to a vibrant downtown and headquarters to many nationally and internationally known corporations including Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and NASA Ames Research Center. For more information, visit MountainView.gov.

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La ciudad de Mountain View busca asociarse con el condado de Santa Clara para abordar las necesidades de vivienda

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