Bay City News

Voters Say ‘No' to South Bay Mall Redevelopment Project

One Cupertino measure with a different approach to redeveloping the declining Vallco Shopping Mall has failed.

Measure C to exclude offices and homes from the site and set a 45-foot limit on buildings outside neighborhoods had 60 percent "no" votes.

Opponents of Measure C said last week if the initiative passes in the city that houses Apple and several other high-tech companies, it would open the door to massive homes being built, some of which could reach four stories. To protest that possibility, they raised a 45-foot-tall crane donning a "No on C" banner to illustrate the height of a four-story building.

Measure C backers said opponents were misinterpreting the ballot language and trying to scare voters as Election Day approached. The initiative, they said, called for moderate controlled growth that would serve the best interests of the city and its residents.

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