Dear Sunnyvale Residents, this is a reminder that the City of Sunnyvale Council Final Hearing for Butcher’s Corner is tonight, Dec. 13, 2016 at 7:00pm. You are encouraged to attend and speak. Be sure to get your “Don’t Butcher the Corner” sticker as you enter.
- Date: Tuesday, December 13th, City Council hearing – Final EIR and project plan for Butcher’s Corner
- Where: Council Chambers, 456 W Olive Ave between S Mathilda and S. Pastoria Ave.
- When: 7 PM, 5th item on agenda
- Parking: Lot at City Hall (across from library) OR on street OR in lot at corner of Mathilda and Olive
Please SIGN the PETITION here: SUNNYVALE BUTCHER’S CORNER PETITION
The proposed Butcher’s Corner Project includes 99 apartments (6 and 7 story) as well as 39 3-story townhomes, significant and unavoidable traffic impacts at Kingfisher and Fremont, and includes deviations for EL Camino bldg front set-back, Fremont Ave front set-back, and reduced distance between buildings.
The Sunnyvale Planning Commission recommends a new traffic study, the Heritage Preservation Commission recommends that 6 trees be named Heritage Resources, the Stocklmeir school is grossly overcrowded and many, many people object to this project for a host of other reasons.
Topics to speak on – the inadequacy of EIR, or the many issues relating to the project as a whole. There will be only one hearing and one opportunity to speak. Speakers have 3 minutes. Visual aids are allowed, such as PowerPoint or PDF files. We are expecting the developer to bring lobbyists and high density development enthusiasts, so it is very important that the residents stand up for their community and reasonable development.
Courtesy Holly Lofgren
The hearings for Butcher’s Corner are now scheduled! Helpful links are below. Please plan to attend these pivotal meetings!
- November 28, 2016 (Planning Commission recommendation) 7:00PM, Council Chambers
- December 13, 2016 (City Council final decision) 7:00PM, Council Chambers
The EIR is found HERE
You may also wish to email the City Council at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact currently elected representatives to let them know how you feel about this proposed project. The candidate promises made in regards to Butcher’s Corner are here:
Please pass this notice on to all your neighborhood associations, nextdoor groups and other groups. Getting the word out is essential to our neighbors knowing about the hearings so that they are able to attend and participate. Please send it out today!
Courtesy Sunnyvale Councilmember-elect Michael Goldman
There is a huge development planned for “Butcher’s Corner” (see Blog for “now” vs “planned” photos) – the piece of land at the corner of Wolfe, El Camino, and Fremont. That is already the 2nd worst intersection in Sunnyvale (after 101 & 237) and this will make it just a nightmare.
Butcher’s Corner Wolfe and El Camino After Development
PLEASE write the Sunnyvale city council at email@example.com to tell them the plans should *not* be approved – at the very least ask them to wait until the new City Council takes office in January. The city council has seen how close measure M came to passing, and how every incumbent lost. They will be responsive if they get enough emails indicating their own re-election might be in danger if they approve it.
CLICK HERE for my blog post for more details.
Sunnyvale should buy it from De Anza Properties for a park. There is $18M unspent in the park dedication fund and Vidovich only spent $14M to buy it.
They are trying to get this through in the last minute while everyone is pre-occupied with holiday events by combining the final EIR report AND final plan approval (which I have never seen done) on the same Dec. 13 session – the last council session before the new council takes over.
Sunnyvale City Councilmember-elect for Seat 7
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City of Sunnyvale
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The purpose of the Butcher’s Corner Final EIR is to provide written responses to comments received on the Draft EIR. An electronic copy of the Final EIR, appendices and revised project plans are available on the project webpage at ButchersCorner.InSunnyvale.com. Hard copies of the Final EIR also available for review at City Hall, the Sunnyvale Public Library and the Sunnyvale Community Center.
Upcoming public hearings to consider the certification of the Final EIR and the development application are scheduled for November 28, 2016 (Planning Commission recommendation) and December 13, 2016 (City Council final decision). Notices for the hearings will be sent out early next week (at least 10 days before the hearing date).
- November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. – Planning Commission (recommendation to City Council on the EIR and project)
- December 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. – Heritage Preservation Commission (recommendation to City Council on the heritage tree study)
- December 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. – City Council (final decision on the EIR, project and heritage tree study)
CLICK HERE for INFO Butcher Corner Heritage Preservation Commission Hearing and City Council Hearing
CLICK HERE for INFO Butcher Corner Special Planning Commission Hearing and City Council HearinG
CLICK HERE for the BUTCHER’S CORNER Final EIR
Butcher’s Corner Project Draft EIR DEIR is currently available and is in the 45-Day Public Comment Period (from April 8, 2016 to May 23, 2016). Comments, questions and concerns should be directed to Noren Caliva-Lepe, Associate Planner, at (408) 730-7659 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK on the following Butcher’s Corner DEIR to access the documents stored in Dropbox:
- Butcher’s Corner Notice of Availability
- Butcher’s Corner Draft EIR
- Butcher’s Corner Draft EIR Appendices
Sunnyvale CA Butcher’s Corner Draft EIR
The 5.1-acre site is located at 871 East Fremont Avenue. The project site was previously an unincorporated “island” within Santa Clara County. The City of Sunnyvale City Council approved the annexation of the project site into the city limits in October 2015. Future development on the project site is subject to the standards prescribed by the City’s General Plan, Municipal Code, and other City regulations. Continue reading
Courtesy Andy Frazer
The intersection of El Camino Real, East Fremont, and Wolfe Rd is one of the most congested in Sunnyvale. Learn about the results of a city traffic study, and consider the impact on this intersection from the new Apple II campus, as well as three other potential big developments in Sunnyvale.
If you have ever driven through the intersection of El Camino Real, East Fremont, and Wolfe Rd, you already know it is one of the most congested in Sunnyvale. Continue reading
Posted in Andy Frazer, Apple Campus 2 Project, Butchers Corner
Tagged Apple II campus, Butchers Corner, Butchers Corner Sunnyvale, De Anza Properties, Developer John Vidovich, didyouknowsunnyvale, Impacts of Traffic Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale Land Use Projects 2014, Traffic Congestion Fremont Wolfe El Camino Real Sunnyvale, Traffic Grid Sunnyvale
Butchers Corner Project Illustration submitted to City of Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale city planners are requiring an environmental impact report EIR for a large development project proposed by De Anza Properties for Butcher’s Corner located at the confluence of El Camino Real, East Fremont Avenue and South Wolfe Road.
The applicant, De Anza Properties has submitted plans for Forty-one townhome units and 115 apartment units with surface and underground parking is proposed for the El Camino Real and Wolfe Road site. The proposed townhouse buildings are three stories, while the other two proposed buildings are seven stories.
Sunnyvale City staff raised several design concerns, ranging from adequate parking to building setbacks. Staff also recommended the building height along El Camino and Wolfe should be reduced to about four stories.
CLICK HERE for San Jose Mercury News coverage by Alia Wilson dated 9/10/2014.
CLICK HERE for the Butcher’s Corner Architectural Plans submitted to the City of Sunnyvale, CA.
Posted in Butchers Corner, CEQA City of Sunnyvale
Tagged 871 E. Fremont Ave Sunnyvale, Butchers Corner, City of Sunnyvale CEQA, City of Sunnyvale rezoning, Corner of El Camino Real and Wolfe Road, De Anza Properties, High Density Projects Sunnyvale, John Vidovich, sunnyvale bloggers, Tapadera Condominiums Sunnyvale, Urban Planning Sunnyvale
By Alia Wilson, Sunnyvale Sun
During a meeting this week regarding the annexation of Butcher’s Corner, Sunnyvale residents expressed a lack of trust in city council members when it comes to planning big development projects.
CLICK HERE for the full Sunnyvale Sun article.
Community advocates are requesting your participation in the Oct 8th City of Sunnyvale Council 7:00pm Meeting.
Butcher’s Corner is 4th on the agenda – Discussion and Possible Action on Adoption of Resolutions to Approve the Annexation. The staff recommends Council find the project is categorically exempt from CEQA and postpone the annexation. Continue reading
Courtesy Steve Sarette
Butcher’s Corner is a roughly 5 acre property tucked away at the corner of El Camino Real, Wolfe, and Fremont in Sunnyvale that is currently a working orchard. This property has been sold to a developer who has publicly stated his plans to build an extremely large, high density development. However, that particular corner is already crowded with traffic, local schools are already jammed to the rafters, and traffic patterns in the immediate area do not appear to support the announced plans (195 residential units, 45,000 square feet of commercial space). Continue reading