Mountain View, Calif., home of Google, realizes the need for more housing with even well-paid tech workers struggling to afford the homes in the area, which have a median cost of $1.4 million. New York Times staffer Conor Dougherty takes a look at the difficulty in building homes in the area that leads to odd compromises like young tech workers and retirees choosing to live in mobile home parks.

Mountain View looks to build new apartments into office parks with a lot of the attention being focused on he North Bayshore area:

Here in Mountain View, as in many places, residents are mostly aligned against putting too many apartments near the city’s core single-family-home neighborhoods. The city is looking to create new neighborhoods by pushing growth to areas like North Bayshore, where there are already a lot of jobs and few neighbors to complain.

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