Mountain View, Calif. — The transformation of the North Bayshore area in northern Mountain View into an innovative and sustainable mixed-use community that is integrated with nature is one step closer to realization. At the Tuesday, March 23 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved Google’s request for 1.3 million square feet of nonresidential Bonus Floor Area Ratio (FAR) to help develop a Master Plan to redevelop their properties into new homes, parks, restaurants, services and jobs.
“On behalf of the City Council and years of hard work by all, I am pleased that we have taken significant action in transforming the North Bayshore into a vibrant, sustainable, and complete neighborhood and community that provides opportunities for all people to live, work and play while also nurturing and enhancing our natural habitat,” said Mayor Ellen Kamei. “Google recognizes this unique opportunity to work in partnership with the City and the community to convert our vision into reality. We look forward to collaborating with them on next steps in the process.”
Google’s Master Plan spans 122 acres in the “complete neighborhoods” area of the City’s North Bayshore Precise Plan and is located between Charleston Road to the north, Stevens Creek to the east, Plymouth Street and Space Park Way to the south, and Huff Avenue to the west. The preliminary master plan proposal includes 3.15 million square feet of office (including the Bonus FAR and rebuilt office space), 7,000 residential units (including 1,400 affordable units), 285,000 square feet of retail and community uses, and features over 34 acres of parks, habitat and trails. Google is also proposing a community benefit package that will be considered by the Council at a future date.
With Council approving the Bonus FAR request, Google representatives have told the City of Mountain View that they intend to submit a formal Master Plan application for development later this year.
For more information, view the 3/23/21 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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