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MV council signs off on hospital expansion, Castro Street closure

Rendering COurtesy of El Camino Hospital
Expansion plans for El Camino Hospital – approved last week by the Mountain View City Council – include a new 265,000-square-foot medical office building and a five-level parking structure.

Traffic, business and impact on residents underscored two major proposals the Mountain View City Council approved June 22 before breaking for the summer.

Hospital expansion

The council approved a major El Camino Hospital expansion plan, but not before raising concerns about whether hospital officials fully reviewed potential traffic gridlock, particularly along the already congested Grant Road. The council voted in favor of the project 5-1-1, with Lenny Siegel opposed and Chris Clark recusing himself because he owns property nearby.

Veterans, homeless to benefit from affordable housing project

Rendering Courtesy of CIty of Mountain View
The Mountain View City Council gave the green light to a proposal for a housing project with 30 units for veterans.

The Mountain View City Council last week addressed the city’s affordable housing crisis by approving a 67-unit project that includes 30 units set aside for veterans.

The $28.4 million project, offering studio and one-bedroom units, is slated for the half-acre property at the corner of Rich Avenue and El Camino Real. The five-story project is a collaborative effort led by developer Palo Alto Housing Inc.

LAH council weighs short-term occupancy tax

The next time Beyoncé and the Biebs hit up their favorite Los Altos Hills Airbnb listing, the pop stars may discover that the price has jumped – again.

Beyoncé Knowles paid $10,000 per night for her February Super Bowl digs, a contemporary 9,800-square-foot mansion located off Moody Road. By March, when Justin Bieber booked the same estate, viral internet buzz about Beyoncé’s stay had bumped the nightly fee to $30,000.

Roundtable addresses airplane noise

The Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals is slated to review aircraft noise issues that impact Los Altos and the South Bay 6-8:30 p.m. June 29 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The SFO Airport/Community Roundtable will accept public input, review Federal Aviation Administration proposals and make recommendations, with a focus on SFO arrivals and departures.

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