Vallco Specific Plan moves along after committee’s unanimous vote

The City of Cupertino announced on Friday, Dec. 21 that the City Council election results have been confirmed by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. A recount was conducted by the Registrar to determine the winner of the third council seat.

The Vallco Specific Plan cleared its first hurdle Friday morning when it received a unanimous vote to recommend certifying the plan’s Environmental Impact Report from the City of Cupertino’s Environmental Review Committee.

The morning meeting on Aug. 31 at Cupertino City Hall included the five-member committee, which includes Mayor Darcy Paul, Planning Commissioner Geoff Paulsen, Interim City Manager Amy Chan, Director of Public Works Timm Borden and Director of Community Development Aarti Shrivastava.

The Public Review Draft of the Vallco Specific Plan was released earlier this week, and contains the development parameters for redevelopment of the Vallco Special Area. The Specific Plan envisions Vallco as a destination for Cupertino residents to live, work, shop and socialize, and includes a variety of housing types and affordability options.

The Specific Plan will get its next round of review during a Planning Commission meeting at Community Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. The public meeting will see commissioners review the Vallco Specific Plan and its Development Agreement.

The City Council will ultimately review the Vallco Specific Plan and vote whether to certify the EIR or not.

For more information about the Vallco Specific Plan and upcoming meetings, click here.