The IHOP on Stevens Creek Boulevard, which has been frequented by Steve Wozniak, soon may be flattened like, well, a pancake. The city of Santa Clara will consider the proposed project slated for the IHOP location at its meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in its City Hall Council Chambers located at 1500 Warburton Ave., in Santa Clara.
The proposed project’s applicant, Kenneth Rodrigues, would like to construct on the 5.08-acre site two six-story office buildings totaling 295,500 square feet, a five-level parking garage—two below grade parking structures—with a total of 1,118 stalls, and bicycle parking.
To make room for all that the IHOP, which sits on the border of Cupertino, will be demolished.
Two Cupertino residents of the Rancho Rinconada neighborhood south of the project site spoke up at a City of Santa Clara planning commission meeting on June 27 with “their concerns regarding the proposed six-story building height and requested that the signal identified for installation at Stern Avenue and Stevens Creek Boulevard be installed at the outset of project development,” according to the city’s staff report.
In addition to considering approval of the Environmental Impact Report, the council will also consider rezoning the project site from Thoroughfare commercial (CT) to Planned Development (PD) and change the General Plan Land Use Designation from Regional Commercial to High Intensity Office/Research and Development.
Located west of Interstate 280, the project location is at 5403 and 5405 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Other items set for the City of Santa Clara hearing and the full agenda can be found here: http://sireweb.santaclaraca.gov/pubmtgframe.aspx?meetid=1199&doctype=AGENDA