On Tuesday night, the Mountain View City Council unanimously voted to approve the North Bayshore Precise Plan, including 9850 units of housing, 20% of which will be affordable. The adoption of the plan culminates almost three years of planning for development of the new neighborhood. SV@Home has been advocating for housing in North Bayshore throughout the process, and we are glad to see Mountain View stepping up to address our region’s housing crisis. We were also encouraged by the broad coalition who joined us at the city council meeting to advocate for the plan’s adoption, including housing activists, union members, business owners, tech employees, and many longtime Mountain View residents.

Last night was a big win for housing in Silicon Valley. Let’s keep the momentum going and challenge other cities to step up to do their part!  SV@Home Deputy Director Pilar Lorenzana’s comment to the Mercury underscores the magnitude of the achievement.

“This is a leap forward for the entire Bay Area,” said Pilar Lorenzana, deputy director of the non-profit. “No other city is trying to add this many homes.”

Read the full article from the San Jose Mercury News here.

Image courtesy of the City of Mountain View and Bay Area News Group.

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