Just when the news seemed to be filled with shrinking cities and other cities having too much open space to maintain. It is refreshing to see a city, in this case Mountain View purchasing land with existing houses so that they may demolish them in the future to create open space for its citizens.
The city has $2.4 million to spend on building a new 27,000 square foot (approx. 2500 square metres) park on Mariposa Avenue and also a 16,500 quare foot (approx 1532 square metres) on Del Medio Avenue.
According to the Mercury News
the city council will consider awarding the design contracts to Santa Cruz-based SSA Landscape Architects and San Francisco-based Robert Mowat Associates.
Read more about the Mountain View plans at the [SOURCE: Mercury News - Mountain View considers razing some homes to develop two new parks]