Planning

3-story Office Across from 3-story Hotel

Written by lalahpolitico
40MainSt_Jan2012BrickOneStory

40MainSt_Jan2012BrickOneStory

Los Altos downtown construction continues. Ted Sorensen is hoping for a green light from the Planning Commission tonight on 3-story he wants to build at 40 Main Street. He first submitted plans in October 2010 and has been making refinements required by the Architecture and Site Review Committee. The building will have over 17,000 square feet all as office space. Apparently an “improvement” is the addition of awnings.

It would replace a small brick structure and be next door to the office building, 4 Main Street, which is now the dominant building one sees from San Antonio Road.

This office building would be across from the tiny 3 story hotel, which was approved for the empty lot across the street. The Hotel, an Abigail Ahrens project, is to be in the style of “Old Paris” and named Enchante.

Public Comment can be made tonight to the Planning Commission at Council Chambers, 1 San Antonio Road, after 7: 30 pm … after each agenda item is discussed by the Commission. The agenda first item is a a deck variance at 455 Aspen. The second item is 40 Main Street.
Here is the agenda for tonight.

40MainSt_Jan2012NeighborPackardLaw

40MainSt_Jan2012NeighborPackardLaw

Editorial Comment: It seems about half the buildings on Main or Street now sport awnings. Why?

Below is a picture of the 3-story now going up next to Walgreens off the South Parking Plaza. It is just visible above the Main Street roofs. It’s quite bright now because of the yellow insulation wrap.

40MainSt_Jan2012_3storyByWalgreens

40MainSt_Jan2012_3storyByWalgreens

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lalahpolitico

Norma Schroder is an economics & market researcher by trade and ardent independent journalist, photographer and videographer by avocation. Enthralled by the growth of the tech industry over the decades, she became fascinated with the business of local politics only in the past couple of years.