Category Archives: Butchers Corner

REMINDER_COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT and SIGN Butcher’s Corner PETITION


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.

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Butcher’s Corner HEARINGS Message from Holly Lofgren


Courtesy Holly Lofgren

Neighbors,

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: council@sunnyvale.ca.gov 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!

Thank you!
Holly

Message from Councilmember-elect Michael Goldman BUTCHER’S CORNER


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.

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Butcher’s Corner Wolfe and El Camino After Development

PLEASE write the Sunnyvale city council at council@sunnyvale.ca.gov 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.

Thanks,
Michael Goldman
Sunnyvale City Councilmember-elect for Seat 7

“Butcher’s Corner” Hearings Nov. 28 and Dec. 13, 2016


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 NOW Ready for Public Review


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 ncaliva-lepe@sunnyvale.ca.gov

CLICK on the following Butcher’s Corner DEIR to access the documents stored in Dropbox:

  1. Butcher’s Corner Notice of Availability
  2. Butcher’s Corner Draft EIR
  3. Butcher’s Corner Draft EIR Appendices
Sunnyvale CA Butcher's Corner Draft EIR

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

“Did you know?” Sunnyvale Traffic Impacts Future Projects


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

Sunnyvale Mandates CEQA EIR for Butcher’s Corner


Butchers Corner Project Illustration submitted to City of 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.