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."