Rendering Courtesy of William Maston Architects & Associates
City staff in December denied Ted and Jerry Sorensen’s proposal for a five-story, multiuse complex, above, at their 40 Main St. property in downtown Los Altos. The brothers appealed the decision, which the Los Altos City Council upheld at last week’s meeting, due in part to potential traffic impacts.
A familiar tone ruled the Los Altos City Council’s April 9 meeting, as local residents maintained that they are not anti-development but rather pro-privacy and support preserving the city’s “village feel.”
Such sentiments were expressed during the appeal of Ted and Jerry Sorensen’s proposed five-story building at 40 Main St. through Senate Bill 35 – legislation signed into law in 2018 that aims to streamline the standards to approve affordable housing – and a study session on housing codes.