Construction at Vallco
Demolition at Vallco is underway! Demolition of Vallco Shopping Mall begin in October 2018, to prepare the site for future construction of an exciting town center project known as Vallco Town Center. The Vallco Town Center will bring a dynamic mixed-use, mixed-income downtown hub to Cupertino. In addition to new housing, retail and office spaces, this project will include a signature 30-acre elevated public park, two town-center plazas, and a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district.
OUR GOOD NEIGHBOR PROGRAM
While we are very excited to be moving forward, we recognize that this activity will have an impact on our neighbors close to the site. Sand Hill Property Company takes very seriously our responsibility to manage the impacts of demolition and construction activity and to comply with the law, and we will do everything possible to minimize disruption for our neighbors during this process. We adhere to the most stringent state and local construction and demolition requirements and best practices. From dust mitigation, material recycling and onsite reuse, to traffic control that keeps streets open and manages truck routes and schedules, to overall construction hours that don’t unnecessarily disrupt your evenings and weekends, we are taking important measures to limit inconvenience and disturbance.
To keep you informed going forward, we plan to provide advance notice and regular updates of our demolition and construction activity whenever possible, and to maintain multiple communication channels to keep you informed and allow you to reach us directly. We model this plan per industry best practices and after the most successful outreach efforts we have observed by other local projects.
- We ask that you sign up to our mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org; by doing this you will receive all of the information we will be putting out to the community.
- We also post updates on this website, so check in from time to time.
- The City of Cupertino also hosts a lot of information about our project on their website, including the volumes of environmental reports we have submitted (which reside toward the end of their Vallco Town Center/SB 35 FAQ).
- Finally, for urgent situations, we have established a 24-hour hotline should anything arise and you feel the need to make quick and direct contact – that number is 408-659-2455.
While we will make every effort to provide advance notice, there may be extraordinary circumstances that require us to take immediate actions to ensure the safety of construction personnel and the public. We will do our best to communicate any changes as timely as possible when these circumstances present themselves.
Summer 2019 Demolition Update
We have obtained the necessary permits to begin the next phase of demolition at Vallco on Monday, August 12. This new phase, “Zone A2” will begin with the former Macy’s facilities and include most of the remaining mall west of Wolfe Rd. This phase of demolition will last through the end of the year.
We resumed work on August 5 under the original permit for demolition of the two parking garages near the former Sears, and plan to work for approximately 6 weeks to complete demolition of the remaining parking garage.
While we are permitted to work into evenings and weekends, scheduled hours for demolition are anticipated to be weekdays from 7AM-6PM. These shortened hours are intended to keep demolition during normal business hours and minimize disruption.
Spring 2019 Demolition Update
We have completed the demolition of the 156,000 s.f. garage near the former Sears. As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, recycling and reuse, we have crushed much of the concrete from the garage to be used in temporary construction roads on the site which will help roadway conditions surrounding the site. We’ve also recycled 190 tons of steel to date as well as lamp posts, rebar, and piping among other materials. This April, we received an exhaustive, 1,234-page report on the environmental condition of the Vallco site from WSP USA, a leading environmental construction and engineering management firm. The report gave the Vallco site a clean bill of health, confirms that the site is appropriate for residential use, and concludes that no further investigation or clean-up is necessary. To eliminate any remaining doubt, we asked the environmental consultant for the Apple Park project to conduct a peer review of these conclusions and they concurred with WSP’s findings. Copies of the full WSP report and the peer review are available here and here, respectively.