Cupertino to hold public meeting on Lehigh and Stevens Creek Quarries

Photo courtesy of Cupertino Senior Center Facebook.Photo courtesy of Cupertino Senior Center Facebook.

This week, Cupertino residents will get another opportunity to share their thoughts – and learn more information – about the Lehigh Permanente Quarry and the Stevens Creek Quarry. Both are in the hills west of Cupertino.

The Cupertino Public Works Department has announced plans for a session titled “Lehigh Community Meeting” set for Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will be at the Cupertino Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd.

According to the city’s website, the agenda is “regarding the status of recent applications made by Stevens Creek Quarry and Lehigh Cement Plan to the County of Santa Clara Department of Planning and Development.”

Lehigh submitted its application for changes at its Permanente Quarry in May. The company has been mining at the quarry site since 1903 and operated its cement plant there since 1939.

The Lehigh plan would allow the company to open a new mining area, stabilize the northern ridgeline and wall of its existing pit, and fill that pit with soil from regional construction projects.

The company hosted two public meetings for residents in June and two others back in February.

For more information about this week’s event hosted by the City of Cupertino, click here. To access more information about Lehigh’s application, click here. Information about Stevens Creek Quarry is here.