Khoury’s Market Opening This Month

We had a pair of special guests at this week’s CTRA board meeting: Jason Oberman, representing the ownership of the building at 2100 El Camino that formerly housed the College Terrace Market, and Mark Khoury, whose family is taking over that space to open a new grocery store later this month.

The new market will be called Khoury’s Market and could have a “soft” opening as soon as November 24th. Oberman told the CTRA board about a host of improvements they’re making to the space, including improved signage, lighting, indoor and outdoor seating, painting, and much more. Many of these improvements must be approved by the city first, so they won’t be in place when the store first opens, but will happen piece by piece over the next couple months with the aim of having an official grand opening in January or February.

Khoury emphasized that the store’s initial mix of products is very flexible and he’s depending on input from shoppers to help determine what will be stocked long-term. So, if you visit Khoury’s Market and don’t see what you’re looking for, please let them know! Not only are they open to suggestions, your feedback is essential to the market’s long-term success.

We’re looking forward to welcoming Khoury’s Market to College Terrace!

CTRA Board Meeting Agenda: November 14, 2018

The next CTRA board meeting will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7:00pm at University Lutheran Church (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). This month’s meeting will include a visit from the new owner of old College Terrace Market, a recap of our CTRA Fall Picnic, an update on the Stanford GUP process, a discussion of neighborhood communication, and more.

All College Terrace residents are encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there!

Fall Picnic This Saturday!

The CTRA’s annual Fall Picnic is this Saturday, October 20th, from 2pm to 5pm at Mayfield Park, next to the College Terrace Library. Bring a dish to share for our potluck and meet some of your friendly College Terrace neighbors. Here are a few of the events we have going on at this year’s picnic:

Pet Costume Contest

Bring your beloved family members for a pet costume contest, showcasing the neighborhood’s most lovable non-human residents (no feral squirrels allowed).  Honors will be issued to Spookiest, Cutest, and Most Creative.  There will be a nominal entry fee, all proceeds benefiting CTRA to bring you more neighborhood events!

Bake-Off

Whip up your favorite baked goods and prove your mettle with an oven in our bake-off.  Honors will be awarded to best desserts in the following categories: cakes and cookies; pies and pastries; and alternative (e.g. gluten-free).  Baked goods will be raffled off and proceeds will benefit the College Terrace Residents’ Association.

Wine Walk

Wine bottles generously donated by local businesses and residents will be the prize for a game much like musical chairs.  There will be a nominal entry fee for each “walk”, all proceeds to benefit CTRA.

Dealing With Neighborhood Coyotes

Wildlife expert Peter Gotcher of the Santa Clara County Vector Control District spoke at the May 16 CTRA board meeting regarding the recent coyote sightings in our neighborhood. For those who missed the meeting, you can watch Peter’s presentation here:

You can also download his flyer, Managing Neighborhood Coyotes,  which contains useful information on making your property (and pets) less appealing to coyotes, as well as how to handle coyote encounters in the neighborhood.

Please report all coyote sightings in the neighborhood to SCC Vector Control online or by calling (408) 918-4770.

Stanford Housing Construction in College Terrace

Representatives from Stanford attended the May 16 CTRA board meeting to give an update on the homes Stanford owns in College Terrace.

While most of the homes Stanford owns in our neighborhood are in the process of being sold or rented to faculty as-is (or with minor renovations), there are nine that Stanford is going to tear down and rebuild entirely. (Only seven will actually be torn down as two of the lots are currently vacant.)

These nine homes are located at:

  • 2040 Columbia St
  • 2070 Columbia St
  • 2100 Cornell St
  • 2035 Oberlin St
  • 2255 Oberlin St
  • 2320 Princeton St
  • 1015 Stanford Ave
  • 739 College Ave (vacant lot)
  • 757 College Ave (vacant lot)

Construction will be staggered and start between May and September 2018, with projected completion dates between June and October 2019.  Construction hours will be 8am to 6pm Monday-Friday and 9am to 6pm on Saturdays (no work on Sundays or holidays).

Questions or comments should be directed to the project manager, David Kirk at (650) 721-5794 or dgkirk@stanford.edu.

Coyote Expert at May 16 CTRA Meeting

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District will send wildlife expert Peter Gotcher to speak at the May 16th CTRA meeting regarding the coyote presence in the neighborhood. The meeting will also include an update from Stanford regarding the homes it owns in College Terrace.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm at University Lutheran Church (1611 Stanford Ave at Bowdoin). Peter Gotcher’s presentation will begin around 7:30pm. In the meantime, to report coyote sightings in the neighborhood, call (408) 918-3497.

Hope to see you there!