Vallco Shopping District status update September 2018

At the end of June, the City qualified Sand Hill Property Co’s SB35 project.  The dubious qualification is subject to legal challenge.  The alternatives–specific plans for Vallco–are undergoing Environmental Impact Review (EIR). A comprehensive history of 2018 plans for Vallco is available in a recent blog post by a talented community researcher.  The blog contains video clips, charts, and milestones into October.  It is evident that the developer and his allies on the city council are eager to approve the project before November 2018 elections. Many neighbors attended the Sept. 18 council meeting and spoke their concerns.  The meeting was halted READ MORE

Vallco Shopping District Specific Plan Status May 2018 Update

At the end of design charette #2, Opticos Design presented two recommendations to the City:  “Low Office/High Retail” and “Low Housing/Low Retail”. The “Low Office/High Retail” option includes 750K sq. ft. of office space, 3,250 housing units, and 600K sq. ft. of retail space (the General Plan minimum for retail space). The “Low Housing/Low Retail” option includes 2,640 housing units, 400K sq. ft. of retail space, and 1.5M sq. ft. of office space. The following chart compares the program mix of the Opticos recommendations with Sand Hill Property Co.’s Measure D (defeated in Nov. 2016) and SB35 project (submitted Mar. READ MORE