What Defines Village Character?
There are as many descriptions of Los Altos, as there are resident. Carol & I enjoy hearing about the characteristics residents use to define this community they love so much. The most common title used is that Los Altos is a Village.
There are a number of projects underway around the community. During each planning phase, the community has had the opportunity to participate in framing what they would like to see improved, and/or retain.
So, what exactly defines Village character? Well, the Town Crier dove into the subject, and below is a slightly edited version of their article. Enjoy …
As construction moved toward completion on streetscape improvements in downtown Los Altos, the disruption to traffic – autos and otherwise – became a distant memory after the newly planted flowers began to bloom and pedestrians replaced detour placards.
After all, the impetus for infrastructure improvements was to boost business, draw developers and create a lively and vibrant village for visitors. But before the streetscape construction began, city officials adopted Downtown Design Guidelines, outlining architectural and design elements for the residential and commercial areas within the triangle bordered by Foothill Expressway, San Antonio Road and West Edith Avenue.
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