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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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
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