Courtesy Pat Meyering, Sunnyvale City Councilmember
On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., the city council considers a request by a real estate developer for special rezoning to build very high density, 89-foot tall office towers in two square blocks along N. Wolfe Road, and Arques Ave., 500 feet away from Sunnyvale residences.
The towers will contain ¾ of a million square feet of office space, triple what the current building limit allows. A City-owned street is being abandoned and the land given to the developer to provide more area to build on. Nearly 100 million pounds of concrete will be poured, including to build 2541 parking spaces. 160 ‘Heritage Trees’ will be cut down, making a mockery of Sunnyvale’s Urban Forest Plan. Continue reading
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Courtesy Holly Lofgren Oct 8, 2014
On Oct. 14, the Sunnyvale City Council will consider whether to rezone a 34 percent floor area ratio (FAR) site at Wolfe Road and Arques Avenue into an M-S 100 percent FAR site. This is TRIPLE the normal standard for this area.
The proposed site is 770,000 square feet and towers at 89 feet tall. The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program required is only 30 percent and is on Wolfe Road, which is overloaded with commute traffic with more on the way.
While homes are 1,000 feet from the site (at LinkedIn they were 250 feet), this project will clog traffic in the area and a rezone could set a precedent for other developers to expect 100 percent FAR and the ability to do a similar TDM program when the environmental impact report (EIR) would show that the traffic impact was “significant but unavoidable.” Continue reading
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By Alia Wilson, Sunnyvale Sun
Not enough signatures were collected to trigger a special election to recall Councilman Pat Meyering after a six-month effort to do just that. “There were no facts to support the recall,” Meyering said of the failed effort. “It was an effort to distract the media. It will have no affect on my running for re-election.”
Meyering previously told The Sun he viewed the recall effort as an opportunity to address the issues that the residents are concerned about, ranging from city council campaign funds to building height limits in the city.
CLICK HERE and/or http://bit.ly/patmayr for the full San Jose Mercury News article.