Tue09022014

Letter to the Editor

Village at San Antonio is boon to Mtn. View

The development at the old San Antonio Shopping Center is a positive for the neighborhood. I live on Showers Drive and love the community and development happening around here. The Village at San Antonio Center takes Mountain View to the next level.

I can’t wait for the project to finish so that I can spend time there shopping and eating and enjoying the nice park space.

After seeing the Phase 2 plans, my wife and I talked about being able to walk to the movies instead of driving to Shoreline Boulevard. Right now we drive all over (Santana Row, Stanford Shopping Center, Castro Street in Mountain View and University Avenue in Palo Alto) to enjoy a relaxing experience in a lively place. Because The Village’s grand plan includes shopping, a movie theater, coffeehouses and restaurants, we won’t have to drive so far. That means we save gas and the environment.

We look forward to all of it opening and can’t wait to shop, dine and relax at The Village.

I am aware that traffic will increase in our neighborhood, but I don’t care, because I won’t be driving much on the weekends.

When Mountain View citizens like me drive to Santana Row or Stanford, we jam up roads along the way with our cars. It’s only fair to extend the same courtesy to our neighboring cities and welcome them to The Village.

The Village also means more revenue for Mountain View, making it a win-win for residents.

This project is long overdue, and I’m just glad it’s happening now. Congratulations to all who are involved in this development and best of luck.

Denzil Joseph

Mountain View

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