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!
Open Letter to Sunnyvale residents from Holly Lofgren urging a YES vote on Measure M
I am a 32-year resident of Sunnyvale and supporter of Measure M. In that time, I have helped out my community in many ways. In 2002 I chaired the committee to build our 50-meter swimming pool at Fremont High School.
Holly Lofgren City of Sunnyvale_Vote YES on Measure M
I also chaired committees to raise funds for our wonderful local high school district and raised funds for many local charities. I did all these things because I believed in them.
More recently, I got involved in questioning some out-sized development proposals including the one at Butcher’s Corner because I felt the plans were unreasonable. We all have an obligation to assist in our community and if you have specific knowledge, we each have an obligation to share what we know. Here is mine.
I personally witnessed 3 sales/leases or attempted sales/leases of public property that were not conducted in full public view. Continue reading
Posted in City of Sunnyvale Measure M, Raynor Activity Center, Raynor Park
Tagged Birdland Neighborhood Sunnyvale, Councilman Jim Griffith, Holly Lofgren Sunnyvale, Mayor Glenn Hendricks, Pat Meyering Sunnyvale, Raynor Activity Center, Save Our Sunnyvale campaign, Steve Scandalis, Sunnyvale Gustav Larsson, Sunnyvale Measure M
Courtesy Holly Lofgren Oct 8, 2014
On Oct. 14, the Sunnyvale City Council will consider whether to rezone a 34 percent floor area ratio (FAR) site at Wolfe Road and Arques Avenue into an M-S 100 percent FAR site. This is TRIPLE the normal standard for this area.
The proposed site is 770,000 square feet and towers at 89 feet tall. The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program required is only 30 percent and is on Wolfe Road, which is overloaded with commute traffic with more on the way.
While homes are 1,000 feet from the site (at LinkedIn they were 250 feet), this project will clog traffic in the area and a rezone could set a precedent for other developers to expect 100 percent FAR and the ability to do a similar TDM program when the environmental impact report (EIR) would show that the traffic impact was “significant but unavoidable.” Continue reading
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Tagged Deviation Sunnyvale General Plan, Holly Lofgren Sunnyvale, Landbank, Landbank Project Sunnyvale, LinkedIn, New Commercial Projects Sunnyvale, Pat Castillo Sunnyvale, Rezoning for Sunnyvale developer projects, sunnyvale bloggers, Sunnyvale City Council developer projects approval, Wolfe Road and Arques Avenue
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.