Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Francia Orchard, Mountain View

This is one of the last remaining fruit orchards in Mountain View. Located in the Whisman area, it sits behind a string of office buildings that currently include VeriSign. The trees are blooming right now; I think they are apricot trees.

In 2006, the owners of the orchard notified the city council that they were interested in converting the agricultural land to residential-zoned property. The land is currently owned under a Williamson Act contract that provides a tax break as long as the land is used for farming.

More info here.