Letter from Frank Sherren

Cypress Town Center and Commons Initiative – Measure GG

On July 28, 2016, the Orange County Registrar certified that the petition submitted to the City of Cypress, titled “An initiative to Approve the “Cypress Town Center and Commons Specific Plan” to allow for Development of a Town Center, Single-Family and Multi-Family Housing, Commercial/Senior housing and a Public Park with related General Plan and Specific Plan Amendments and Zone Changes,” included sufficient signatures to qualify for the November 2016 ballot. There were over 3,000 signatures verified, nearly 30% more than required.

Thereafter, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Cypress City Council formally placed the Cypress Town Center and Commons Initiative on the November 2016 ballot. The Initiative (Measure GG) covers approximately 170 acres of land that includes the Los Alamitos Race Course and surrounding properties. It includes a new Cypress Town Center and Commons Specific Plan that would allow the development of a town center, a residential neighborhood, a senior housing/commercial area and a 20-acre park. While there are no immediate plans to close the Race Course, passage of the measure is required in order to provide a long-range master plan for the property.

We could not have reached this point without the substantial participation, input and support from local groups and residents of Cypress, as well as of City officials and staff. Thank you residents of Cypress for your assistance in this effort.

We are very excited about the new Specific Plan for the Cypress Town Center and Commons. The anticipated town center uses include a vibrant mix of entertainment, retail, dining, residential, office and commercial uses geared toward local residents. The residential neighborhood would include up to 1000 single-family homes and medium-density, multi-family housing. The Specific Plan also sets aside 20 acres of land exclusively for a public park, which will be one of the largest parks in Cypress. The new Specific Plan will allow reasonable growth and help ensure the City's long-term financial stability, along with providing many new jobs. Approval of the Initiative will ensure that development occurs in an orderly manner and provides significant economic benefits to the City of Cypress.

We look forward to your continued support and a yes vote on Measure GG on November 8.

For more information please visit our website at www.cypresstowncenter.com

Thank you.

Frank Sherren
Cypress Town Center and Commons