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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 what...

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 to $2,050...

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 Fremont Union...

Are indoor malls dying, even in the Bay Area? Yes and no

By Angela Hill - The Mercury News, July 26, 2017 It’s mid-summer in the Bay Area. Do you know where your teenagers are? Well I don’t know either, but one thing’s sure, they’re not at the mall. I checked. In fact, it seems a lot of people are not shopping at some of our venerable indoor malls....

Cupertino speaker series could be a prelude to more Vallco debate

By Kristi Myllenbeck - Cupertino Courier/The Mercury News, July 7, 2017 The city of Cupertino has announced dates for its summer speaker series that could be a bridge to resident discussion on the future of the mostly vacant Vallco Shopping Mall property. The series will focus on local and regional development topics like retail shopping habits,...