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Mountain View Approves North Bayshore Plan With About 10,000 Housing Units

Rendering of Google's Charleston East project in Mountain View's North Bayshore

The Mountain View City Council unanimously approved the North Bayshore Precise Plan late Tuesday. The decision opens the door to Google and other developers to build nearly 10,000 housing units, 3.6M SF of office and a mix of parks, retail and other businesses, the Mercury News reports. The plan will transform the area, which includes Google’s headquarters, into a high-density mixed-use district.

The area plan will create three new neighborhoods called Joaquin, Shorebird and Pear with about 150 acres dedicated to a mix of single-family homes and apartments. Of the 9,850 units allowed, 70% will target studio or one-bedroom apartments. About 20% of the apartments will be affordable. Commercial buildings will be up to eight stories while residential units will be up to 15 stories.

The area will include Google’s first ground-up development, a 595K SF two-story office project, which was approved in March. Google and other developers also will be involved in coming up with details for specific phases of development in the area.