SCUV - Cupertino Response
Latest update: On August 2, 2017, the Mayor of Cupertino submitted a third letter detailing concerns regarding the Stevens Creek Urban Village plan, regarding compliance with the disclosure requirement of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
On June 27, 2017, the Mayor of the City of Cupertino submitted additional communications regarding concerns related to the Stevens Creek Urban Village plan. These include:
- Request for lower maximum building heights compared to other urban village plans where height limits are lower.
- The need for a robust transportation system plan, and suitability of an apparent reliance on Bus Rapid Transit.
- Request for an supplemental environmental impact report to address changed circumstances from 2011.
- Request to be notified of all projects within the Stevens Creek Urban Village.
On May 18, 2017, the Mayor of the City of Cupertino sent a letter to the City of San Jose, expressing many of the same concerns about the Stevens Creek Urban Village plans that residents had voiced. These included:
- Traffic and need for more updated environmental reviews.
- Housing Density incompatibility with adjacent neighborhoods.
- Maximum allowable building heights of 85 feet abutting residential properties is too high.
- Accessibility to parkland.
- A call for collaboration between the cities and residents.