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Nearly 50 people express support for new Vallco proposal at City Council Meeting

Cupertino Today, April 4, 2018 With nearly 50 speakers during the public comment portion, last Tuesday’s City Council meeting was an exceptionally long one. Lots of people came to the Cupertino Community Hall to express their support for the new Vallco Town Center project application. Vallco Town Center, the new SB35-compliant plan announced on March 27, proposes [...]

April 5th, 2018|News|

Housing advocates, residents tell council they support new Vallco mall plan

By Khalida Sarwari - Mercury News, April 4, 2018 Sand Hill Property Co.’s vision for the long defunct Vallco Shopping mall is drawing praise from housing advocates and residents, many who expressed their support at a Cupertino City Council meeting. All but a few of the nearly 50 people who spoke at Tuesday night’s meeting [...]

April 5th, 2018|News|

A mile from Apple HQ, housing proposal for dying Cupertino mall sparks fight

By Wendy Lee - San Francisco Chronicle, March 27, 2018 In the shadow of Apple’s glamorous new headquarters, a pitched battle for housing is playing out. A developer, Sand Hill Property Co., has been trying for four years to build homes on one of the most attractive sites in Silicon Valley, a dying mall barely [...]

April 5th, 2018|News|

Sand Hill uses State Law to launch new plans for Vallco with 2,402 residential units, half of which affordable

Cupertino Today, March 27, 2018 Sand Hill Property Company came with a big and unexpected announcement today. Amid the ongoing Vallco Specific Plan process, led by the City, Sand Hill submitted a new vision for the dead mall, called Vallco Town Center. The new project application features 2,402 housing units – half of those will be [...]

April 5th, 2018|News|

Developer tries to fast-track housing at Vallco Mall under new state law

By Marisa Kendall - Mercury News, March 28, 2018 CUPERTINO — Fed up with years of false-starts and controversy, the owner of defunct Vallco Mall on Tuesday went over city officials’ heads with a new proposal that aims to turn the failed shopping center into a downtown destination combining retail, housing and office space. Plans [...]

April 5th, 2018|News|

Cupertino: Vallco developer invokes SB 35, says it will build 2,400 homes

By Adam Brinklow - Curbed SF, March 28, 2018 Sand Hill Property Company, the developer that owns the nearly vacant Vallco Mall in Cupertino and has tried for years to redevelop it as a new mixed-use urban center, announced Tuesday that it will use a new California law to push ahead with plans that include [...]

April 5th, 2018|News|

Cupertino Square movie theater at Vallco will close

By George Avalos - Mercury News, March 7, 2018 CUPERTINO — AMC Cupertino Square 16, located at the dying Vallco Shopping Mall, will close its doors on March 22 — although it’s possible the movie chain could re-open there with modern cinemas if a deal is struck to redevelop the retail center. Kansas-based AMC Theaters, [...]

April 5th, 2018|News|

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|News|

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|News|

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|News|