We developed, built and sold lots 1-38. Lot 39 was the original farm house. As you can see on the tract map below, the original name of the street was Shady Spring Lane. The emergency services of Mountain View said this was too confusing. So the City of Mountain View changed the name of the West leg of the street to Ridgemont Drive. This was done after we built the project; we are not sure about the exact date. If you know, please send the date to us, and we will correct this page.
There is an interesting story about this subdivision. The land owners had a rental home located on what are now lots 2 and 3. We had deposited the purchase price in escrow and were all ready to close, but land owner would not sign their closing papers until the tenant moved. Even though the tenant was aware six months prior that the land had been sold, he now refused to move saying he had not found a suitable home to rent. This created a crisis for us. For us to build homes in the coming rainy season, the street had to be paved before it started to rain. While technically we did not own the property, we began removing the orchard trees from the property. The tree removal took several days, yet the tenant refused to leave. To show the tenant what would happen next, we parked the blade of the bulldozer against the porch of the rental home. Within an hour, the land owner’s attorney arrived. He demanded that we stop work. We told him that we had performed on our contract and his client was in breach of contract. Needless to say, the conversation became very heated. The attorney became very angry and returned to his car to leave. His car was parked on the loose orchard dirt and as he left, he deliberately made sure that the car's rear tires threw dirt all over us. By morning the next day, the land owner had signed the closing papers and amazingly the tenant had found a suitable replacement home. We did finish the streets just before the rainy season, and as they say, “The rest is history”.
All Addresses of the Bahl Homes built in Shady Springs of Mountain View are listed at the bottom of this page.