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Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Mountain View’s East Middlefield Road

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the East Middlefield Road project!

East Middlefield Road is a 460-unit residential development by SummerHill Housing Group in Mountain View’s East Whisman Changes Area, comprised of for-sale condominiums and rental apartments. This residential development will include 15% affordable homes and a mix of different residential product types — 36 town flats, 154 condominiums, and 270 rental apartments — with an average residential density of 76 units per acre.

This is an up and coming neighborhood that is currently dominated by old, low-intensity office and light industrial buildings but is expected to transform into a mix of new housing, office, and retail through the implementation of the East Whisman Precise Plan that the City of Mountain View is currently preparing.

This project will also include a pocket park, a 10-foot wide public paseo along the southern portion of the site. This paseo will allow for a multimodal connection with the surrounding neighborhood and to the Middlefield Light Rail station located one-quarter of a mile from the site. The project will also provide $1.3 million to the Los Altos School District (LASD) to help build a new school in northern Mountain View. 

As a result of careful planning and community benefits, Greenbelt Alliance is proud to give this project our endorsement.

Greenbelt Alliance’s “Grow Smart Bay Area” goals call for fully protecting the Bay Area’s greenbelt, directing growth into our existing communities, and accomplishing both in a way that equitably benefits all Bay Area residents. Greenbelt Alliance’s development endorsement program helps further our “Grow Smart Bay Area” goals by providing independent validation of smart infill housing (the development of vacant land within urban areas) and mixed-use projects (allowing for various uses like office, commercial and residential). 

Learn more about sprawl threats in Mountain View and around the Bay Area by downloading our At Risk report today. You can also find out more about our Endorsement Program here. Of course, we’re always here to help so feel free to contact our team for further assistance.

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