Dec
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Winchester NAC meeting

December 16th, 6:30 pm.

Location: Cypress Senior Center, 403 Cypress Ave, San Jose, CA

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

THEME: Internal Housekeeping and Potluck (please bring a dish that will serve 2-3 people)

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Board Introduction, Public Officials

3. WNAC Business:
3.1. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting that includes current Treasurer Report
3.2. New People Introductions
3.3. Review Agenda, ask for additional items, if any.
3.4. Suggested modifications to by-laws

4. Focus of the WNAC

5. WNAC Elevator Pitch (vision)

6. List of potential & planned Topics for 2016
6.1. Traffic Circulation/Measurement
6.2. Homelessness
6.3. Land-Use
6.4. Broadband
6.5. EIR process & review
6.6. City of San Jose demonstration project

7. Updates from WAG, Neighborhood Associations

8. 350 S Winchester Blvd proposal (Volar - 25 story tower)

9. Community Information Center concept

10. Other business

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Nov
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

BAREC/Win6 Community meeting hosted by The Core Companies (project developer)

THE CORE COMPANIES INVITES YOU TO SHARE YOUR IDEAS!

You are invited to attend a Community Meeting to share your ideas about a new direction in urban development coming to Santa Clara.

The Santa Clara City Council recently selected The Core Companies to create a unique Sustainable Community on six acres of the former BAREC land. Located on Winchester Blvd. across from Valley Fair Shopping Center, this game-changing development is a first-of-its-kind project designed to connect our agricultural history to a modern urban living environment.

This groundbreaking development will include:
* Homes truly affordable for seniors aged 62 and over
* Affordable homes set aside for senior veterans
* Market-rate apartments and townhomes
* Affordable homes for all ages
* An agricultural open space designed for education and farm-to-table living

Come see what The Core Companies is designing.
Share your ideas and input about the concepts.
Be a part of making land-use history in Santa Clara!
For your convenience, two meeting dates are available:

When: Tuesday, November 17th, 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturday, November 21st, 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: St. Mark’s Parish Hall 1957 Pruneridge Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050

To confirm your attendance please RSVP by emailing scsustainable@thecorecompanies.com

Check out this link to read about the Santa Clara Sustainable Community in the news:
http://bit.ly/1GThmHH

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Nov
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

BAREC/Win6 Community meeting hosted by The Core Companies (project developer)

THE CORE COMPANIES INVITES YOU TO SHARE YOUR IDEAS!

You are invited to attend a Community Meeting to share your ideas about a new direction in urban development coming to Santa Clara.

The Santa Clara City Council recently selected The Core Companies to create a unique Sustainable Community on six acres of the former BAREC land. Located on Winchester Blvd. across from Valley Fair Shopping Center, this game-changing development is a first-of-its-kind project designed to connect our agricultural history to a modern urban living environment.

This groundbreaking development will include:
* Homes truly affordable for seniors aged 62 and over
* Affordable homes set aside for senior veterans
* Market-rate apartments and townhomes
* Affordable homes for all ages
* An agricultural open space designed for education and farm-to-table living

Come see what The Core Companies is designing.
Share your ideas and input about the concepts.
Be a part of making land-use history in Santa Clara!
For your convenience, two meeting dates are available:

When: Tuesday, November 17th, 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturday, November 21st, 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: St. Mark’s Parish Hall 1957 Pruneridge Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050

To confirm your attendance please RSVP by emailing scsustainable@thecorecompanies.com

Check out this link to read about the Santa Clara Sustainable Community in the news:
http://bit.ly/1GThmHH

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Nov
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Transportation, Parking, Land-use Seminar – FREE - Thurs, Nov 5, 7:30pm

Traffic and circulation are two of the biggest issues any development proposal faces, but what are we doing to address it?

Join us for a free seminar on Thursday, Nov 5 at 7:30pm to hear from experts in this field – arrive early for light snacks!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The notion that virtually anyone will be able to afford a chauffeur seems ridiculous. But then again, ten years ago, only a few experts and visionaries saw a future where most everyone would have personal assistants that listen to and respond with information that range from arcane to life-saving. The combination of automation, connectivity, electrification, and sharing is going to revolutionize transportation in a way that is similar to how the smart phone has transformed communications and computing.

Princeton’s Dr. Alain Kornhauser is one of those experts who has seen and been working on the future of mobility for many decades. Kornhauser will provide a broad overview of the current state of automating the transportation experience, the hurdles that must be overcome, and how we get to a world where a “personal chauffeur” is more typical than not.

In addition to impacting the way we move from place-to-place, autonomous vehicles will change land-use. For instance, when a vehicle can park itself (as Tesla will be able to later this year), the need to closely couple parking with living space may go away. This is significant, as some estimate that 1/3 of the land in a typical urban area is set aside for vehicles through roads and parking. Assistant Professor Shannon Sanders McDonald, AIA, who wrote the book on the parking garage, will address the impact autonomy will have on land-use and the “built-environment”.

-Hosted by Winchester NAC (Neighborhood Action Coalition)

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Oct
11
1:30pm 1:30pm

6-Acre BAREC Community Meeting - Neighbors only

Residents of the Cory, Forest-Pruneridge, Midtown Village (MTV), South of Forest (SOFN), and Winchester Orchard (WONA) neighborhoods:

The last Santa Clara Council meeting made it known that many families felt uninformed about the City of Santa Clara’s Request for Proposals (RFPs) on the front 6-acre BAREC property. Since the developer for this site has been selected, let’s continue the process of community engagement!

Please participate on Sunday, Oct 11th at 1:30pm at St Mark's Parish Hall on Pruneridge where we can connect, share our opinions, and get to know each other as neighbors.

This gathering does not include City Officials or developers. In fact, we will be requiring everyone participating to sign in and confirm they are not associated with either the City or a developer.

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Sep
29
6:45pm 6:45pm

Decisive Santa Clara City Council Meeting

  • Santa Clara City Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The selection from the three finalist development proposals for the six-acre former UC Davis BAREC site are to be decided at this City Council meeting. 

Over a decade of neighbors and neighborhood associations working on behalf of this land near the junction of Winchester and Steven Creeks Boulevard is coming to fruition this day.  Each of us, optionally, can speak to the Mayor and Council for two minutes on behalf of our desired community vision for this six-acre site.

The city has committed to the state for 165 low-income independent-living senior housing apartment units on the site. Each of the eight developers have come up with various plans that incorporate this requirement. The rest may well be up to our collective imagination.

Please convene at 6:45 p.m. with us outside Council Chambers to sign a speaker card and get your #agrihood T-shirt (if you don't already have one). The meeting starts promptly at 7 p.m.

If you wish to prepare in advance:

The three finalist proposals are from The Core Companies, ROEM Corp, and USA Properties Fund. 

Materials prepared and presented by City staff to the Council and public at the meeting 9/22/2015 give an overview of the three finalist proposals here. There is also a new post-meeting document prepared by the City staff on the finalists here.

After 5 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2015 there should be a materials packet available for the upcoming September 29 meeting agenda at the Santa Clara City Council Meetings website.

The Silicon Valley Business Journal had a preliminary overview of the proposals in their  September 21, 2015 article, "Three developers in line for Santa Clara site near West Valley Fair Mall." Note this article was written prior to the September 22, 2015 City Council meeting where more discussion ensued about the merits of each proposal. Every proposal includes 165 affordable senior housing units. The Core Companies listened to input from the neighborhood associations and the Win6 Village team prior to creating their proposal. 

"Core is proposing a 1.5-acre “urban agriculture open space” with a plaza, gardens, orchards and educational and recreational programming. It would be privately owned by the homeowner’s association and managed by Core."

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Sep
26
1:30pm 1:30pm

Community Meeting Regarding Development Proposals

Community Review of BAREC proposals presented at Santa Clara City Council

Following Mr. Weden's presentation about the changes occurring in Santa Clara County, there will be a community meeting to hear about and discuss proposals for developing the 6-acre parcel near Winchester and Stevens Creek Blvds. You are invited to participate in this important discussion.

Sponsored by Forest-Pruneridge, Winchester Neighborhood Action Coalition, Winchester Orchard Neighborhood Association, and Cory Neighborhood Association. 

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Change, Growth & Planning: Land Use Workshop with Don Weden
Sep
26
11:30am11:30am

Change, Growth & Planning: Land Use Workshop with Don Weden

Change, Growth & Planning: Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0 Land Use Workshop

Santa Clara County is entering a new era in its physical development, driven by major demographic, economic, environmental and geographic forces. It is becoming a more urban place.

Our population is projected to grow by about 300,000 people in just the next 15 years -- the equivalent of adding two more Sunnyvales.  The vast majority of that growth will be accommodated within existing urban areas, bringing major changes, challenges, and opportunities.

In addition, 2/3 of that growth is projected to occur in the 65 and older age group, as the Baby Boomers age. By 2030, 1/4 of our adult population will be 65+ and our county's population will be the oldest it has ever been. That dramatic aging of our population will bring many challenges, including pressures for changes to our automobile-dependent land use patterns and the need for a wider array of housing and mobility choices.

Maintaining our quality of life, while adapting to these major changes will require responsible, visionary local land use planning — and community attitudes that support well-planned, appropriately-located, higher-density new development. 

Join us as Don Weden, a former Santa Clara County principal planner for 34 years, shares his wisdom and insights in an informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining presentation about change, growth, and planning -- as we prepare for Santa Clara County, version 3.0.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

 The hall holds only 299 people so please show up on time to make sure you get a seat.

It may be the best 90 minutes you will spend on anything related to land use and transportation planning. He will not speak to any one specific project, but will help set the stage for thoughtful future discussions on the many projects that face our community.

Followed by Community Meeting and discussion regarding proposed development of the BAREC site from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m .

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Sep
22
6:45pm 6:45pm

Santa Clara City Council Meeting

  • Santa Clara City Hall, Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The eight development proposals for the six-acre former UC Davis BAREC site are on the City Council meeting agenda. For the first time, the public and the City Council will get an overview of the eight proposals for the land.

This is our opportunity to see an overview of the plans and express our desires for a healthy, beautiful, inclusive community-driven process and development. Each of us, optionally, can speak to the Mayor and Council for two minutes on behalf of our desired community vision for this site.

The city has committed to the state for 165 low-income independent-living senior housing apartment units on the site. Each of the eight developers have come up with various plans that incorporate this requirement. The rest may well be up to our collective imagination.

Please convene at 6:45 p.m. with us outside Council Chambers to sign a speaker card and get an #agrihood T-shirt (if you don't already have one). The meeting starts promptly at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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