2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 23:06:42 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Mountain View (CA) office developments
New projects buck the trend
Major office developments coming to Whisman, Bayshore areas

by Daniel DeBolt
Mountain View Voice (CA)
July 25, 2008

While sales of commercial real estate have slowed nationwide, Mountain View is experiencing a surge of new office development for the first time since the dot-com boom.

The city has recently managed to attract seven major new office developments, including five major high density office projects in the North Whisman Area, Google's first-ever new building, and a high density addition to the "tech farm" on Evelyn Avenue just east of the train station.


Two weeks ago the City Council approved rezoning for an 87,000-square-foot office building at 331 Fairchild Drive. The project involves demolishing a single-story building once used by Fairchild to manufacture semiconductors, which left behind the carcinogen TCE in the groundwater and soil.

Unsafe TCE vapors were measured in the old building just a few years ago, but with the new development the city is requiring a long list of mitigations. It is possible that Nokia, which occupies the property next door, may expand into the new building.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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