On October 4, 2017, the City received notice from Sand Hill Properties announcing its intention to reactivate its application for the redevelopment of the Vallco Mall site. The letter may be found at this link: Letter from Sandhill dated October 5, 2017.

Project Kick-off Community Meeting 
February 5, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m. at Community Hall

A city’s specific plan establishes design and land use standards for one area of the city, but first begins with community outreach. Opticos Design, the City’s lead planning consultant for the project, will conduct the community meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to better inform the Opticos team about the various perspectives within the community, as well as to inform you about the project process and how you can stay involved. 

Watch the video recording here: Project Kick-off Community Meeting
Project Kick-off Meeting Results

Interviews
February 6, 2018 

On February 6th, Opticos held a day of interviews with community members and workers. The purpose of the interviews was to begin to create a relationship between the Opticos team and community leaders and others as well as to learn about the varying viewpoints within the community. The interviews were not intended to poll the number of people in different viewpoints. Rather, the interviews were designed to connect the Opticos team one-on-one with community members and build an understanding about the general dynamics within the community.

Opticos created a list of invitees based on their discussions with people across the political and demographic spectrum. This list was created independent of the developer and the City and included only people who live and work in Cupertino. The interviews were organized by viewpoints including the young and old, community activists, tech workers, renters, home owners, business owners, faith-based groups and others. In total over 70 people were interviewed in this one day. In addition, Opticos conducted phone interviews with anyone who requested an interview.

Summary of notes from Interviews

Specific Plan EIR Scoping Meeting
February 22, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m. at Community Hall

Prior to adoption of a specific plan, which establishes design and land use standards for the Vallco Special Area, environmental review in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) must be completed. The City has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be prepared for which a Notice of Preparation (NOP) is available at the following link: NOP for Vallco Specific Plan.

The City held a statutorily required Scoping Meeting in February 2018. Watch the video recording here: Specific Plan EIR Scoping Meeting
Scoping Meeting Presentation

Youth Outreach

Middle School
High School

Specific Plan Existing Conditions and Guiding Principles Presentation
March 13, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m. at Community Hall

View video for Specific Plan Existing Conditions Presentation  
Presentation from Existing Conditions and Guiding Principles Input Meeting
Preliminary Financial Feasibility
Polling Results
Summary of Comments

Charrette One:

What: Vallco Area Specific Plan Charrette One: Public Design Workshop 

When: Monday, April 9 to Friday, April 13 (see schedule for times)
Where: Cupertino City Hall and Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino

The April Charrette was a multi-day opportunity for the Cupertino community to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to craft a vision for the Vallco Special Area. The ideas and vision developed during the charrette along with community input guided the creation of the Specific Plan. The charrette included many opportunities for interaction and feedback, including Public Presentations, Brown Bag Lunches, and Open Studio as follows:

Charrette 1: Schedule and Flyer

For more information visit www.envisionvallco.org.

  • Charrette #1: Opening Presentation
    April 9, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Hall

View video for Vallco Specific Plan Charrette Opening Presentation
Charrette #1 - Opening Presentation 

  • Charrette #1: Brown Bag Presentation #1 (Transportation)
    April 10, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Community Hall

View video for Vallco Charrette Brown Bag Presentation #1 (Transportation)  
Transportation Presentation

  • Charrette #1: Presentation #2 (Economics)
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    pril 11, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for Vallco Charrette Brown Bag Presentation #2 (Economics)
Economics Presentation

  • Charrette #1: Presentation #3 (Form-Based Codes)
    April 12, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for Vallco Charrette Brown Bag Presentation #3
Form-Based Code Presentation

  • Charrette #1: Closing Presentation
    April 13, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for Vallco Specific Plan Charrette Closing Presentation
Charrette #1 - Closing Presentation

  • Other materials

Posters:

General Plan
SB 35 Project 
Transportation
Day 2 - Studio Visual Preference
Day 3 - Concepts Boards
Day 3 - Studio Visual Preference 
Day 4 - Concepts Boards
Day 4 - Revised Guiding Principle Poster 4-12

Videos:

Day 2 - 3-D Model Time lapse video
Day 4 - 3-D Model Time lapse video

Comments Summary:

Participant feedback
Charrette 1 Summary Report

Charrette Two:

What: Vallco Area Specific Plan Charrette Two: Open Design Studio
When: Sunday, May 21 to Thursday, May 24
Where: Cupertino City Hall and Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino
  • Charrette #2: Opening Presentation
    May 21, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for Vallco Specific Plan Charrette #2 Opening Presentation
Charrette #2 - Opening Presentation

  • Charrette #2: The Impact of Vallco Development on School Funding & Enrollment
    May 22, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for The Impact of a Vallco Development on School Funding and Enrollment

  • Charrette #2: Closing Presentation
    May 24, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for Vallco Specific Plan Charrette #2 Closing Presentation
Charrette #2 - Closing Presentation

City Council Study Session
June 4, 2018, Community Hall

View Video for the City Council Study Session
Staff Presentation

Consultant Presentations:

Opticos Presentation
EPS Presentation (Economic Feasibility)
Transportation Presentation

Vallco Specific Plan Draft EIR Comment Meeting 
June 19, 2018, 5-6:15 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for Vallco Specific Plan Draft EIR Comment Meeting
EIR Comment Meeting Presentation

Vallco Specific Plan Draft EIR Amendment Comment Meeting
August 7, 2018, 6-7:15 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for Vallco Specific Plan Draft EIR Amendment Comment Meeting
EIR Amendment Comment Meeting Presentation

Environmental Review Committee (ERC) Meeting
August 31, 2018, 9:30-11:15 a.m., City Hall

View Video for Environmental Review Committee Special Vallco Meeting
View ERC Presentation

Planning Commission Public Hearing
September 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m., Community Hall

View Video for Planning Commission Public Hearing
Staff Presentation

Consultant Presentations: 

Opticos Presentation
Environmental Review Presentation - David J. Powers + Fehr & Peers