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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

“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

“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

Candidates Gustav Larsson and Glenn Hendricks controversial donation from Butcher’s Corner Developer


The Special Interest website, which keeps track of campaign donations, lists Butcher’s Corner developer John Vidovich, of DeAnza Building Maintenance, as the largest donor (second to the candidates) for Sunnyvale City Council Candidate Seat 1: Gustav Larsson and Seat 2: Glenn Hendricks.

While De Anza Building & Maintenance, Inc. has a relatively low profile, the Secretary of State’s website lists Vidovich as the owner. A former employee of the company says it specializes in land use and development deals involving everything from mobile home parks and large apartment complexes to wine vineyards and pistachio farms.

Sunnyvale Planning Commissioners Gustav Larsson and Glenn Hendricks, and Councilman Jim Griffith have been busy approving immense projects such as the LinkedIn Building and the Solstice and Carmel-Lofts(Formerly Town & Country) that have unhappy neighbors forming preservation groupsContinue reading

VOTE Frazer, Hoffman and Merrick for Sunnyvale Council and Residential Representation


VOTE:  Seat 1 Andy Frazer , Seat 2 Steve Hoffman , Seat 3 Tap Merrick  for Sunnyvale City Council 2013 Election!

Andy Frazer, Steve Hoffman and Tap Merrick have been actively advocating for your Sunnyvale residential issues including Pension Reform, Public Safety, Raynor Activity Center, Ponderosa Park, S.N.A.I.L. LinkedIn Neighborhood concerns, Lakewood Village (library and pool), Butcher’s Corner, to name a few.  Andy, Steve and Tap are earnest, attending all Sunnyvale City Council Meetings and speaking on behalf of important residential  issues. They have gained strong participation and cooperation from the other residents that support the issues they have championed.

Meanwhile, their opponents Sunnyvale Planning Chair Gustav Larsson, Commissioner Glenn Hendricks and Councilmember Jim Griffith have been busy approving large commercial projects such as the massive LinkedIn building that has stirred a lot of grief among the S.N.A.I.L residents.

View of LinkedIn Building from Pine Avenue

View of LinkedIn Building from Pine Avenue

“Those windows look directly into my back yard,” Anne Davis said. And, according to the Sunnyvale Planning minutes, dated Nov 12, 2012, neither Gustav Larsson nor Glenn Hendricks requested sight line drawings or visibility views to evaluate and protect the residential neighborhood from the 560,000 square foot, 100′ tall “black wall” in their backyards as they call it. Continue reading

Butcher’s Corner annexation study session Sept 10th at 5:45PM in Council Chambers


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