October 11, 2018

10-11-18 Newsletter



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Silicon Valley at Home

Vallco demolition

Demolition of Vallco Mall Paves Way for New Housing in Cupertino

SV@Home was excited to be in Cupertino on October 11 to see the first building at the former Vallco Mall—a parking lot—come down, signaling the beginning of the mall’s redevelopment. Click the link to check out the video.​

Election Countdown

Vote-by-mail for the November 6 midterm elections has begun.

Get your ballot in today and vote YES on Measure V in San Jose and YES on Propositions 1 and 2.

By passing these ballot measures with large majorities at the state and local levels, we can ensure that housing remains a priority beyond 2018.

Check out SV@Home’s other ballot recommendations.

SV@Home Candidate Surveys

In case you missed it, check out what candidates for office had to say about whether or not they would support policies designed to increase the supply of housing and affordable housing in Santa Clara County.


5:30 PM
Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 W. San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA

SV@Home 2018 Holiday Party

Join us for our annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 12, at the Silicon Valley Capital Club!

Enjoy refreshments and celebrate the progress we’ve made in creating a more equitable, vibrant, and affordable Silicon Valley over the past year.

Note: This event is for SV@Home members only, so make sure to become a member before you RSVP. If you are not sure whether or not you are a member, please email gina@siliconvalleyathome.org.

12:30 PM
SPUR San Jose
76 S. 1st Street
San Jose, CA

November 15 Lunchtime Forum: The Feasibility of Retail

In part three of a four-part series focusing on the cost of building housing in the high-cost Silicon Valley, we will learn about the costs associated with integrating retail in residential development, when retail works, when it doesn’t, and the changing face of retail.


  • Chris Neale, CORE Companies executive vice president


  • Christina Briggs, Fremont economic development director
  • Bob Staedler, Silicon Valley Synergy principal
  • Alison Warner, Regency Centers investment manager

6:00 PM
County Government Center
First Floor
70 W. Hedding Street
San Jose, CA

On the Table 2018: SV@Home Youth Commission Housing Summit

An On the Table Event, Silicon Valley at Home is convening youth commissions from around Santa Clara County for a housing summit from the perspective of Bay Area high school students at 6:00 PM on October 23. The students will discuss housing issues and synthesize their key priorities in a report that will be distributed to local officials and the public.

On the Table 2018: Breaking Down Silos, Finding Solutions

12:30 PM
SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

On the Table 2018: Breaking Down Silos, Finding Solutions

An On the Table Event, Silicon Valley at Home, Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, and SPUR San Jose will join together to identify shared solutions to the Bay Area’s housing crisis at 12:30 PM on October 23.


SV@Home welcomed Jessica Weare, Microsoft philanthropy and civic engagement manager (bottom left), and Quency Phillips, Bay Area LISC community engagement manager (bottom center), to the October 5 Happy Housers event, where they discussed how affordable housing strengthens communities.

Around the Region

Mountain View: Council Moves Forward on Affordable Housing on Lot 12

Mountain View City Council Moves Forward on Affordable Housing on Lot 12

The Mountain View City Council took a step toward fulfilling its goal of achieving a high level of affordable housing at Lot 12, a 1.5 acre city-owned parcel in a prime downtown  location, with an October 10th study session focusing on redevelopment of the site.

Palo Alto: Council Takes Action on Accessory Dwelling Units

Palo Alto City Council Takes Action on Accessory Dwelling Units

The Palo Alto City Council considered and adopted a series of updates to the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) policies on October 1st, as a follow up to the implementation of new state ADU requirements enacted in 2017.

Santa Clara: Agrihood Study Session Sets Stage for November 20 Approval

Santa Clara: Agrihood Study Session Sets Stage for Final Approval November 20th

The Santa Clara City Council’s October 9th study session on the “Agrihood,” an innovative, 361-unit development centered around an organic farm attracted public testimony that was overwhelmingly in favor of the development.

Public Meetings​

Mountain View: East Whisman Precise Plan

5:00 PM
Mountain View City Hall
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA

San Jose: Diridon Station Area Advisory Group (SAAG) 

6:00 PM
San Jose City Hall
Committee Rooms 118-120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

Santa Clara: Tasman East Specific Plan Planning Commission

6:00 PM
Santa Clara City Hall
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara: City Council Decision on Agrihood Proposal 

Santa Clara City Hall
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA

Upcoming Events

Livable Sunnyvale General Meeting

6:30 PM
Toyota Sunnyvale
898 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA

Silicon Valley Community Foundation: On the Table 2018

All Day
Locations throughout Santa Clara County

On the Table 2018: Breaking Down Silos, Finding Solutions

12:30 PM
SPUR San Jose
76 S. First Street
San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits: Be Our Guest

11:00 AM
Rotary Summit Center, 7th floor
88 S. 4th Street
San Jose, CA

CAL-ALHFA: 3rd Annual Housing Symposium & Conference

10/31/2018 to 11/1/2018
8:00 AM
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA

Speak Up San José Affordable Housing Roundtable

7:00 PM
Cypress Community Center
403 Cypress Ave
San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Regional Meeting 2018

8:00 AM
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA

Nomination Deadline for Bay Area Metro Awards

12:00 AM
Metropolitan Transportation Committee &
Association of Bay Area Governments

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San Jose, California 95110

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