Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Senate Bill 827 has generated some pushback about ultra-high-density housing constructed near transit centers, such as the one at Castro Street and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View.
A bill winding its way through the State Legislature promises the same kind of sweeping change for housing as Proposition 13 did for property taxes. But even in pro-housing cities like Mountain View, city officials are wary of potential impacts.
State Sen. Scott Wiener’s Senate Bill 827 bids to allow ultra-high-density housing along established transit corridors, such as El Camino Real, casting aside local restrictions to make way for multifamily housing up to eight stories high, or higher, to bridge the state’s housing gap.