A new future for Minton’s Lumber Yard

In a 5-2 vote, the Mountain View City Council approved last night a proposal to redevelop a prime downtown spot, the former Minton’s Lumber Yard, with 203 apartments. Thanks to ongoing advocacy efforts, the Minton’s development will include seven new, affordable apartments.

Delightfully dense in Mountain View

Thursday, Feb. 18, the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning hosted Redwood City planner Dan Zack to give his presentation: “Delightful Density: Strategies for Comfort, Convenience, and Choice in the Cities of the New Reality.”

Mountain View: A case study

North of downtown Mountain View lie the sprawling campuses of Google and other technology giants. But aside from acres of parking lots and low-slung office buildings, there is little here.