The City of Cupertino has received its first Builder’s Remedy proposal. The project would redevelop 20015 Stevens Creek Boulevard with a five-story apartment complex, including some affordable housing. However, Acclaim Companies has told YIMBY the plans are on hold.
Preliminary plans have been filed for a mixed-use project with two new structures at 156 California Avenue in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The buildings will rise over a Caltrain Station, the tallest of which will be 17 floors. REDCO Development, the developer, aims to use Senate Bill 330 and the Builder’s Remedy for a streamlined approval process to create 382 apartments and a replacement for a Mollie Stone’s Market close to transit.
The Builder’s Remedy was expected to boost housing construction across the state. However, it’s causing San Jose’s pipeline to shrink. The Bumb Family has withdrawn their 2021-proposed plan for the South District development, swapping the proposed offices and 3,450 units with a 940-unit alternative, representing a loss of 2,560 units. Since San Jose did not submit a compliant housing element, there is little for the city to do.
Juno Realty Partners has resubmitted competing plans for housing at 3997 Fabian Way in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The two entitlements reflect previous plans by the developer for 292 or 350 units. The project made the news earlier this year as one of the first applications in the Bay Area to invoke the Builder’s Remedy for the 350-apartment version.
New plans have been filed for a suburban expansion at 19780 Almaden Road in San Jose, Santa Clara County. The application uses the Builder’s Remedy to streamline approval and increase residential capacity to 41 homes. Michael Labarbera of Terracommercial Real Estate is listed as project developer.