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NASA Wants to Build 1,930 Rental Units in the Silicon Valley

NASA Ames wants to add a lot of housing to a 45-acre site at Moffett Field in the Silicon Valley. The new housing would give NASA employees more housing options in an expensive and impacted market.
September 5, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Hangar One
Moffett Field, circa 1934.
U.S. Navy

"NASA expects to build 1,930 or more housing units on a 45-acre federal site at Moffett Field," reports Richard Scheinin. "The new campus would consist entirely of rental units, with 10 percent designated as affordable."

is pitching the project as a way to put a dent in the Silicon Valley's housing crisis, and is promising to give housing preference "to those who work or go to school on Ames-owned property, including Ames civil service and contractor employees, as well as the local public."

NASA Ames will seek a private development partner for the project, and . 

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Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in The Mercury News
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