The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday, June 23, will consider issuing a second demolition permit for the Jackling house, the 1920s-era mansion owned by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and the target of his ire in an eight-year effort to win permission to destroy it.
The council issued Mr. Jobs a demolition permit in 2004, but friends of the 18,000-square-foot house designed by architect George Washington Smith sued Mr. Jobs and the town and won. The judge ruled that Mr. Jobs did not prove demolition to be the only reasonable alternative to preserving the house, and an appeals court agreed.
The council meets at 7:30 p.m. in Independence Hall at the corner of Woodside and Whiskey Hill roads.
Also on the agenda: a reconsideration of the town's definition for "new building." The term's meaning is important in determining when new rules on fire-resistant construction apply to home remodels.
The council will consider rules for replacement buildings, additions and remodels, and foundation and seismic upgrades. A matrix prepared by Public Works Director Paul Nagengast maps these project types to requirements that include automatic fire sprinklers, new septic systems, and fire-resistant building methods and materials as defined by the state.
The council will also consider an application to host a two-day cycling event, part of the Summer National Senior Games, that would partially close Canada Road for about seven hours each day on the weekend of Aug. 6 and 7.