Tag Archives: Butcher’s Corner Plan Approval

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.

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