Los Gatos Residents Sue Netflix Over New Development Project

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LOS GATOS (CBS SF) – A controversy is brewing in the normally quiet town of Los Gatos as a group of residents is suing Netflix over the company’s plans to build a new headquarters in town.

The new building would be built at Albright Way and Winchester Boulevard.

But a group of residents calling themselves Los Gatos Citizens for Responsible Development is suing the company, complaining that the buildings could be four or five stories high, more than 300 trees would be removed and traffic would be a mess in the area.

KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart Reports:

The suit challenges Los Gatos’ contention that the development would not have an adverse impact on the environment.

But others see the move as a boon for the small town as it  would bring in $1 million in tax revenues.

Related Story: Netflix Separates Its DVD, Streaming Businesses

Netflix plans to move its DVD division in Los Gatos to San Jose. That building is located just down the street on Winchester from the planned new headquarters.

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