Mountain View Voice
The City Council approved a retail and housing project for 1616 El Camino Real on Tuesday that could be an example of what to expect as El Camino Real redevelops. The four-story mix of 28 stacked condos above 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail will go up along El Camino Real and part of Mariposa Avenue. Heights taper down towards neighbors with a half dozen two-story town-homes at the rear of the project. City planners said in a staff report that the closeness of the building to the street with parking in the rear helped it comply with the "Grand Boulevard" vision for El Camino Real. Next door, 173 apartments have been proposed to replace Western Appliance and the Tropicana Hotel.