“Housing for all” is how Google describes the residential elements of the plan.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google has unveiled plans for a vast redevelopment of the northern Mountain View area, a new effort that would create neighborhoods of offices, homes, restaurants, hotel facilities, shops and parks.
Two hotels, and local businesses that would include a grocery store, medical offices and a farmers’ market are proposed for Google’s north Mountain View development, the company said.
Google hopes to place 1,200 affordable units on land the company owns.
“Affordable homes would be targeted to very low-, low- and moderate-income households, as well as those in the ‘missing middle’ such as public safety employees, nurses, teachers and people living in the North Bayshore area,” Google said in the proposal. “Housing needs to work for everyone.”
To create complete neighborhoods, Google has proposed ways to connect the areas it envisions in the Shorebird development.
“Our framework plan includes two ‘hearts’ — an entertainment-focused gateway and a culturally rich, more neighborhood-focused retail experience,” according to Google. “Two new proposed hotels in North Bayshore will bring additional evening activation to the entire area.”
The office part of the project would be potentially enough space for 15,600 Google workers. As many as 8,000 homes could be built in the Google project area, with help from other developers.