March 29, 2007
Have you ever noticed the Verizon Building on Los Gatos Boulevard? It has an architectural style that screams “1960’s” with apparently no windows facing the front but a strange sort of grille decorating the facade instead. It backs into one edge of Blossom Manor (a neighborhood in Los Gatos – well, mostly in the county but with a Los Gatos mailing address – that was once apricot orchards). Verizon, with its huge network (I’m assuming you’ve seen the ads), needed more space and wanted to do an expansion on the current site. The neighbors didn’t agree that this was a good plan. The result: the Town of Los Gatos is going to buy the property from Verizon, for $3.2 million, and it may well become the new police headquarters. I’ll keep you posted!