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Development

Los Gatos eases pole requirement for developments

Los Gatos’ famous poles with orange netting and flags are a thing of the past on some development projects in town. The Los Gatos Town Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to formalize revisions to its height pole and netting policy for developments. This follows state feedback saying the town must loosen constraints on housing developments...

Cupertino’s blueprint for housing close to approval

Cupertino is inches away from securing approval of its state-mandated housing plan more than a year past the deadline — and following a legal battle due to its noncompliance. Cupertino’s housing plan has received the state’s stamp of approval on all elements except its rezoning requirements, according to a letter it received Wednesday from the state...

Cupertino hotels face more delays

Cupertino officials had hoped to see revenues funneling in from two hotels — instead they found themselves approving permit extensions. The Cupertino City Council on Wednesday unanimously extended the development timeline for two upscale hotels by three years, due to a dip in tourism, rising building costs and a slow recovery from the pandemic. The...

Campbell plans housing along major roadways

Even though Campbell has failed to meet its housing requirements over the years, this time around the city plans to construct thousands of new homes in its growing community. The Campbell City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to rezone sections of the city for affordable and low-income housing and to reuse existing property within its 6.35-square-mile...

San Jose program to build backyard homes is thriving

Hundreds of granny units are popping up everywhere in San Jose due to a successful city program implemented five years ago. The city has issued nearly 3,000 permits and seen 1,451 granny units, also known as backyard homes or accessory dwelling units (ADUs), completed since launching its preapproved contractors program in 2019. In the first...

Sunnyvale to accelerate its housing growth

Santa Clara County’s second largest city just got its housing plans approved by the state, kickstarting 45 programs to increase development and put a dent in the housing crisis. After three rounds of review by the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development, Sunnyvale’s housing element was approved March 6 — more than a year...

Los Gatos inches toward more affordable housing

Los Gatos is one step closer to securing state approval for its housing plan, more than a year after the deadline and months of contention among town officials. The town submitted the latest draft of its housing element — a detailed planning document laying out how Los Gatos will accommodate more affordable and market-rate housing...