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Netflix Project Environmental Impact Report Now Available For Review

Planning Commission public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

A draft environmental impact report has been prepared for the proposed Netflix expansion in town at 90-160 Albright Way and 14600 Winchester Blvd, town officials said.

The document is now available for public review and comment until 5 p.m., Thursday, March 14.

Copies of the document are available for viewing in the Community Development Department, 110 E. Main St, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Friday; the Clerk Department, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and Town Library Reference Desk during regular library hours. The document along with other project related notices and appendices may also be viewed on the Town's website by clicking here.

Comments should be submitted in writing to Joel Paulson at the Community Development Department at the above address, or emailed to jpaulson@losgatosca.gov, or 408-354-6879.

The Los Gatos Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 on the document, 110 E. Main St.

According to the report's project description, developer John Shenk proposes to build up to 550,000 square feet of new office/research and development space (including office-serving amenities), one new parking garage, surface
parking areas, new access driveways, and new landscaping and open space.

The proposed project would remove the 10 existing buildings totaling approximately 250,000 square feet of office/research and development space and allow the construction of four new office/research and development buildings at full build out.

The document summarizes potential environmental issues to be addressed in the final environmental impact report related to aethetics, biological resources, geology and soils, transporation and traffic, air quality, greenhouse gases, noise, hazards, cultural resources, land-use and planning and pubilc services and utilities, recreation, hydrology, and other impacts.

It estimates the project would generate an additional 3,126 daily trips, with 411 trips (366 inbound and 45 outbound) occurring during the AM peak hour and 366 trips (51 inbound and 315 outbound) occurring during the evening peak hour.

The first phase, he said, includes a 550,000 square feet of offices and now excludes residential development in four buildings that are each four stories high.

"They have leased the first building and have options on the entire project," Shenk said.

The lease agreement came more than a month after the Los Gatos Town Council gave the project's developer, John R. Shenk, direction to illustrate the proposed height of the buildings, which has been reduced to 65 feet.

The company, which has been headquartered in Los Gatos since March 1999, is hoping to expand from its current campus at 100 Winchester Circle, into the Los Gatos Business Park property that's currently occupied by buildings that would need to be demolished before anything is built.

Just weeks before the legal challenge was filed,

Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz February 19, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Hope all goes for the Best for them!

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