Housing at Mayfield mall site dumped for offices Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on May 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm
After almost a decade of contentious planning and untold millions to design, the 27-acre housing community planned for the Mayfield Mall site has been ditched for a $90 million deal to re-use the existing buildings as an office campus.
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Posted by Anon,, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on May 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm
I am probably one of the few who recalls. albiet dimly, Mayfield Mall. I always like this mall, and it was in a good location, and fun to drive through the twisty turny entrance/exits. I think Palo Alto would be in a better situation today if we have kept Mayfield Mall … and even the Old Mill! They were fun nice places designed for people.
I can't remember now whether it was Pier One or India Imports that used to be in the lower level of Mayfield, but that was the cool place back in the day to get those wild batik tapestries that were so cool in the hippy days!
Too bad, but what is happening in all these offices that we are provisioning Palo Alto with?
Posted by Brad, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on May 5, 2012 at 5:02 am
We lived in the Tamalpais neighborhood with three young children when, first the Central Expressway was built right behind our home, then the Mayfield Mall was developed. The trains ran 24/7 just like now. No big deal. It was a great neighborhood experience with wonderful friendships enduring today, fifty years later.
To see today's neighborhood associations wringing their hands over development activity makes me laugh. What kind of whiny wimps have we turned into?
Posted by train station, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on May 5, 2012 at 9:52 am
There is currently a crosswalk with red lights connecting Mayfield with the train station. If red light running is a problem at this crossing, I expect that the developer will build a tunnel or bridge to better protect pedestrians from reckless drivers. This already was planned when they were considering housing at this site.