SAN JOSE — San Jose’s giant Mobile Home Park has a new name, along with a new operator and property manager, in a deal that appears to prevent redevelopment of the residential complex.
Starting Thursday, Silicon Valley Village Mobile Home Park will become the new name for the community previously known as Westwinds Mobile Home Park. The park is located in North San Jose near Zanker Road.
“I hope this helps us live here for the rest of our lives,” said 77-year-old Phu Nguyen in an interview with the news agency. I live with my wife in Mobile Home Park.
The land under Mobile Home Park is owned by the Nicholson Family Partnership. The Nicholson Family Partnership has owned the land now occupied by the housing complex for 150 years.
A group called MPLL LP signed a contract to lease the land from the Nicholson family and take over the park’s operations. MPLL LP has taken over park operations from MHC Operating Limited Partnership, the previous owner of the land lease and park management company.
A key executive of MPLL LP is Aptos-based real estate investor Kenneth Miller, according to business records filed with state officials. Miller is also the CEO of Zoz Robotics.
MPLL hired Evans Management Services to take over the day-to-day operations of its mobile home park.
Greg Evans, president of Evans Management Services, said:
Mobile Home Park has approximately 1,600 residents. The Nicholson family says the change in management and management means that residents no longer have to worry about being evicted from their homes by various evictions.
“I look forward to working with the residents of Silicon Valley Village,” said Evans.
The Nicholson family has no interest in selling the land, said Craig Nicholson, a key executive at the group.
Mobile home parks are often considered targets for redevelopment in Silicon Valley. But the development of these types of properties also reduces the pool of relatively affordable places to live in notoriously expensive neighborhoods.
Nguyen and his wife have lived in Mobile Home Park for 18 years, he said. He added that he hopes the new operations and management team will stick to their word to keep the complex as a mobile home park.
“We really fixed the house and made it a great place to live,” Nguyen said Thursday.