To blend in with the surroundings, the perimeter will be a ring of single-family homes.
Not that this made the project that much more palatable to neighbors, who objected to larger, multi-family buildings being built anywhere in their vicinity, even if not literally in, or even adjacent to, their back yards.
Nevertheless, the project is finally moving forward, if somewhat trimmed (450 units instead of 630).
It will be a "mixed-use" development, that will include some retail, hopefully making it somewhat of a "walkable community".
For this project to move forward is somewhat gratifying to me, since I actually showed up at a Mountain View city council meeting to speak about this, and wrote a letter to the Mountain View Voice (which they printed), led to starting this blog.