Industrial parks in south SJ could ease housing crisis
Re: “Frustration spikes in Bay Area house hunting” ( Page B1, June 6):
The two important factors in house-hunting home pricing are the distance between home and work locations and the availability of decent roads between them.
Most affordable homes are located in south San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy, while most jobs are located in Mountain View, Palo Alto and Fremont, with two undersized highways (85 and 101) connecting them. But so far this issue has been ignored by county government.
The California Department of Transportation has done nothing recently to solve this problem. We need to address it by creating competitive industrial parks in south San Jose and even provide an incentive for companies to move there from the north side, which will reduce the huge intolerable morning traffic volume on northbound highways and afternoon traffic on southbound highways. — Arieh Strod, Cupertino