The group known as "We Support Los Gatos" submitted an estimated 4,100 signatures to the town clerk this afternoon, the group moving one step closer to qualifying the controversial Albright Way business park for the June 3, 2014 ballot.

The group needs 2,844 valid signatures from registered Los Gatos voters for the initiative to qualify for the ballot.

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters office will certify valid signatures by comparing them with its roll of registered voters.

The initiative is similar to an ordinance approved by the town council earlier this year because it would allow two 65-foot and two 50-foot buildings to be built at the new business park off Winchester Boulevard.

A sign stands in front of the Netflix headquarters on July 20, 2011 in Los Gatos, California.
A sign stands in front of the Netflix headquarters on July 20, 2011 in Los Gatos, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

However, it would also amend the town's General Plan, which specifies that building heights be kept to 35 feet.

A group of residents has sued the town over the development, citing the General Plan height limit.

The office park's developer is seeking voter approval of the development as a means of stopping the lawsuit and ending the controversy.

Streaming media giant Netflix has agreed to occupy approximately half of the 485,000-square-foot development.



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