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Housing-starved Cupertino wonders what to do with vacant mall

By Adam Brinklow - Curbed SF, November 28, 2017 The city of Cupertino, in the midst of a housing crisis, is once again considering what to do with the Vallco Shopping Mall, which now sits mostly empty and could be a prime spot for future mixed-use development. Opened to fanfare in 1976, Vallco has since fallen on [...]

December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Cupertino moves to start comprehensive planning around Vallco

By Janice Bitters - Silicon Valley Business Journal, November 22, 2017 Cupertino officials Tuesday night took two major steps toward starting a comprehensive planning process around what should rise at the city’s nearly vacant Vallco Shopping Center. The first step came as a unanimous vote by the City Council to hire Opticos Design Inc. to help with community outreach [...]

November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Cupertino to vote, reignite controversial Vallco development talks

By Janice Bitters - Silicon Valley Business Journal, November 21, 2017 The city of Cupertino tonight will vote on whether or not to hire a consultant to make a new specific plan for the Vallco Shopping District Special Area, a roughly 58-acre site where the nearly-empty Vallco Shopping Mall currently stands. The vote is significant because it [...]

November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Community rallies and asks City to plan for future reuse of dead Vallco Mall

By Staff - Cupertino Today, October 20, 2017 A large group of community members and representatives from local unions rallied before and spoke during public comment at this week’s City Council meeting in support of the recently announced re-engagement of the owner of the empty Vallco Shopping Mall to redevelop the site.  The regularly scheduled [...]

October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sand Hill Property Company Seeks to Resume Planning Process for Vallco Revitalization

By Staff - The SF Registry, October 5, 2017 Cupertino, Calif., (October 5, 2017) – Sand Hill Property Company (“Sand Hill”), a leading Silicon Valley-based real estate development company, submitted yesterday a letter to the City of Cupertino asking to restart the community planning process on the future of Vallco Mall. The letter seeks to initiate [...]

October 5th, 2017|News|

Vallco Mall owners looking to give redevelopment another shot

By Matthew Wilson - The Mercury News, October 5, 2017 Vallco Shopping Mall ownership told the city of Cupertino this week it’s ready to restart planning for a transformation of the 58-acre property. Sand Hill Property Company submitted a letter to city manager David Brandt on Wednesday asking to “restart the community planning process” on [...]

October 5th, 2017|News|

Exclusive: Vallco developer tries again to redevelop Cupertino’s dying mall

By Janice Bitters - Silicon Valley Business Journal, October 5, 2017 Nearly a year ago, Cupertino residents found themselves pitted against each other on two opposing sides of a heated debate over what to do with a dying, 1.2 million-square-foot shopping center in the middle of their city. The fight ultimately ended in a stalemate, [...]

October 5th, 2017|News|

Bay Area housing pressures continue: Rents climb again

By Richard Scheinin - The Mercury News, October 2, 2017 Rents continued to rise across the Bay Area in September, with San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco all registering year-over-year increases, according to a new report. It offers little relief to hard-pressed renters. In San Jose, the median cost of rents rose 2.5 percent year-over-year [...]

October 4th, 2017|News|

Cupertino’s dying Vallco mall provides school with temporary home

By Janice Bitters - Silicon Valley Business Journal, September 28, 2017 Sand Hill Property Co. has been winding down operations at Vallco, its dying Cupertino shopping mall, for more than a year. But the company will put the sprawling — and nearly empty — building to a new, albeit temporary, use next summer. The [...]

October 2nd, 2017|News|

Vallco allows Adult School to temporarily occupy nearly empty mall, rent-free

By Matthew Wilson - Cupertino Courier/The Mercury News, September 29, 2017 While it may not be converted to a town center with a green roof, trails, market hall or posh office space for techies, Vallco Shopping Mall nevertheless will be injected with some extra life next summer. Nearly a year after Cupertino voters [...]

October 2nd, 2017|News|