Council approves property purchase to improve Blackberry Farm access

City considers buying property to widen entrance to Blackberry FarmPhoto: City of Cupertino

Cupertino City Council voted in favor Tuesday of purchasing the property at 10301 Byrne Ave. for $2.45 million in order to make way for a project that will provide safer pedestrian access to Blackberry Farm.

The City hopes to create a pedestrian pathway along San Fernando Avenue from Byrne Avenue that will descend down the narrow, two-lane driveway into Blackberry Farm. Purchasing the private property will make that project easier to accomplish.

Currently, vehicles and pedestrians share the roadway into Blackberry Farm, which is not safe, city officials said.

One proposal calls for widening both the driveway and also San Fernando Avenue, using a retaining wall-type structure along the golf course’s edge.