Frequently Asked Questions

The Vallco Town Center project has evolved through years of community engagement on the future of Vallco. We are creating an exciting new town center for Cupertino that brings shops, homes, offices, open space and entertainment together in a neighborhood that contributes to the economic health of the City, creates new affordable housing opportunities and adds parks and public spaces for all to enjoy.

Senate Bill 35 went into effect on January 1, 2018, as a response to the state’s housing crisis and one of its main causes—the failure of many jurisdictions to approve housing development resulting in record low inventory being added to the market at a time of record growth. With SB 35, the state aims to increase the supply of market rate and below-market rate housing in California, by creating a streamlined “ministerial” approval process for projects that meet the requirements of the legislation.

The law is tailored to cities and counties in California that failed to meet their Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), which is the number of housing units each city or county must provide in its state-mandated Housing Element. This is the case for Cupertino.

Visit the About SB35 page for more details.

The Vallco Town Center plans include approximately 400,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment uses on the site. The project will rejuvenate the vibrant retail scene at Vallco and create a true downtown.

We are not yet accepting reservations for housing units. If you’d like to be included on a list for future outreach and have your name placed on the interest list please email

Demolition of Vallco Shopping Mall began in October 2018 and site work is ongoing as we prepare the site for the construction of an exciting town center featuring shopping, housing, office, open space and entertainment uses. Visit our Community page for more details.