update, September 29
The Santa Clara City Council awarded the remaining vacant BAREC property
development contract to the Core Companies.  It was the only proposal
that fully embraced retaining an angriculture component on the remaining
undeveloped land. Public comments before the decision ran late
into the evening. A common complaint was that adjacent residents
had only recently become aware of additional development plans, and
why a simple easy to read sign could not have been posted on Winchester
Avenue to more clearly notifiy the public.
September 22, 2015 - rickatech
Development plans for remaining area of BAREC were presented to city
council. Essentially three development plans from several were
selected as worth pursiing:
- ROEM: in addition to LEED certified housing, would provide 1 acre street park
- Core: more housing density than ROEM, would provide 1.5 acre agriculture park
- USA: restricted to only senior housing, lowest density, would provide 1 acre park
Apparently there is some sort of deadline for city to make a decision so that
constuction can start in early 2017. Due to various subsidies to provide
below rate housing and other social programs, the true cost to the city is
minimal regardless of which of the development plans is chosen. Related:
What is BAREC
Historic District Ordinance
September 22, 2015 - rickatech
The city council voted to send Historic District Ordinance to state for review.
Public comments pursued the council to introduce tract home language to ease the
100 foot adjacent property clause for neighborhoods without established historic
OldQuad.org is keen to see link or hard copy of the ordinance being sent to state,
so a link can be place here and shared with the community.
Please email email@example.com
with any suggestions for how to obtain this.
Home Painted Like Pixar's Up House
New paint job of house in Old Quad neighborhood is delighting
and frustrating neighbors alike.
- There is a new portal for residents concerned with keeping the
Old Quad a wonderful place to live, visit, and do business.
check it out!
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Do you need help with maintaining your home?
Are you a first time home buyer?
The Housing & Community Services Division offers the Neighborhood Conservatio
and Improvement Program (NCIP), a multi-purpose program offering technical
and financial assistance to qualified residents. The NCIP is designed to
address building and housing code deficiencies and the abatement of hazardous
conditions for homeowners. All kinds of house repairs may be addressed through
the NCIP: re-roofing, plumbing, heating/cooling, electrical, termite damage,
foundation, handicapped accessibility and weatherization are examples.
Community Services Division for more information
Santa Clara Farmers' Market
9 AM till 1 PM Franklin Mall,
on Jackson Street between Homestead & Benton.
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up to date on latest events and news affecting the Old Quad!
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Heritage Home Collection located at the Mission Library branch has approximately
90 books on preservation related subject
- Library Catalog for the Heritage Home Collection entries:
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now has a group for Santa Clara.