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Council weighs office, hotel proposals for Moffett Gateway

Original post made on Jun 12, 2014

On Tuesday four developers sought the City Council's favor to develop the city-owned Moffett Gateway property, presenting various ways to arrange hotel and office buildings on the 6.7-acre site on Moffett Boulevard at Highway 101.

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Mr Siegel makes a good point about hotels. People visiting me keep telling me it's almost impossible to find a hotel room. That forces corporations to rent apartments, so their visitors have somewhere to stay. Building new hotel rooms will ease the pressure on the apartment rental market.

Besides the hotel rooms, we also need new housing of course. Mixed development and walkable neighborhoods is the way to go, so not everyone has to use a car for everything.


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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on Jun 12, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Older motels and other overnight lodging will not be able to keep up with newer properties, remodel or redevelopment into housing will take place. New restaurants and meeting rooms plus college kids and teenagers could use jobs.

City could use to tax money, not just for pensions and wages but to strengthen the tax base.

You have to be ready for the next big downturn.


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Posted by Julie
a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I agree with a hotel. I would like to the project include a connection to the Stevens Creek Trail.


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Posted by Z
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

With all the talk about the Jobs-Housing imbalance and the need for low income housing, the City should build low income housing - it's a no-brainer.


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