Rendering from the Envision Vallco charrette
August 16, 2018

Cupertino Call to Action! – Vallco Specific Plan at City Council


The Vallco Specific Plan is coming to the Cupertino Planning Commission and City Council for their review and approval next month. It’s time to make our voices heard!

SV@Home is joining with housing advocates to push for a Specific Plan that creates the maximum amount of housing and affordable housing on the Vallco site.

We’re advocating for #HousingForAll and that means:

  • 3,250 homes, of which 30% will be deed-restricted affordable (for a total of 975 deed-restricted homes)
    • Half of the deed-restricted homes will be affordable to people making less than 80% of area median income, including:
      • 40 homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and
      • A Measure A project that will provide permanent supportive housing
    • The other half of the deed restricted homes will be affordable to people making between 80-120% of area median income

Now we need you to help make this great opportunity for new homes in Cupertino a reality. Join SV@Home at one of these critical upcoming meetings to tell the City Council that you support a Vallco Specific Plan that provides housing for people of all incomes and abilities (priority meeting is bolded):

  • August 21st at 6:45 pm: Cupertino City Council Meeting – Join us at Oral Communications to express support for the maximum amount of housing and affordable housing on the Vallco site. This meeting will set the tone for our full advocacy effort.
  • September 4th at 5:00 pm: Cupertino Planning Commission Meeting – We will be speaking at the Planning Commission’s review, which results in their recommendations to the City Council on the project. Join us to press the importance of housing in these recommendations.
  • September 18th at 5:00 pm: Cupertino City Council Meeting – This is the most important meeting. The City Council will be considering, and voting on, the Vallco Specific Plan. If you can only attend one meeting and want to maximize your impact, join us this evening to push an equitable, housing-rich vision for Vallco over the finish line.

If you are able to join us for one or more of these days or would like more information, please contact David Meyer at Can’t make it to any of these meetings? There will be other ways to engage and show your support for housing at Vallco, including writing letters to Cupertino City Councilmembers and Cupertino Planning Commissioners. Please email David if you would like to continue to get updates on how you can do more.

Wait, what about the SB35 proposal? – The Specific Plan process is being conducted in parallel to the SB35 application, which will reach its 180-day deadline on September 23rd. The contents of the Specific Plan are independent of the SB35 application. If a Specific Plan is passed in addition to the SB35 application, there will be two options for development on the Vallco site. SV@Home’s goal is to maximize the amount of housing and affordable housing in the Specific Plan to create the best possible housing outcome, no matter which option is exercised. SV@Home continues to support the SB35 application for the high level of housing and affordable housing it includes.