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Santa Clara, California


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Charles Copeland Morse Home

Harris Lass Museum

George Sullivan Home

Lewis Gardner Home

H.L. Warburton Home

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Jamison-Brown House


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: Win6 Village, sanjoseinside: Agrihood, 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 properties. 

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 info@oldquad.org with any suggestions for how to obtain this.

Home Painted Like Pixar's Up House

April, 2014

New paint job of house in Old Quad neighborhood is delighting and frustrating neighbors alike.

OQRA Portal

There is a new portal for residents concerned with keeping the Old Quad a wonderful place to live, visit, and do business.  Get involved, check it out!

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Old Quad Residents' Association

If you live in the general area and are interested in a social group of folks who care about the City they live in, please feel free to join us. We want to meet our neighbors and work together on those things that affect our neighborhood and make it the unique area that it is.

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Community Services

Do you need help with maintaining your home? Are you a first time home buyer?

The Housing & Community Services Division offers the Neighborhood Conservatio n 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.

Housing & Community Services Division for more information

Santa Clara Farmers' Market

Saturdays, 9 AM till 1 PM Franklin Mall, on Jackson Street between Homestead & Benton.
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Email List

Stay 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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FreeCycle Network

Freecycle Network now has a group for Santa Clara.

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