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File #: 16-1122   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Failed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/24/2017
Title: El Camino Real Corridor Plan: Forward a Recommendation to the City Council for a Preferred Land Use Alternative and Review the Draft Vision Statement Project Planner: Rosemarie Zulueta, (408) 730-7437, rzulueta@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Not Used (For Report to Council), 2. Draft Vision Statement, 3. ECR Plan Area and Existing Zoning Designations, 4. Assumptions Map, 5. ECR Land Use Alternatives Maps, 6. Comparative Descriptions of Alt-C, Alt-M and Alt-R, 7. Alternative R Plus Additional Residential Options, 8. Development Potential Comparison of Alternatives, 9. Fiscal Impact Analysis, 10. ECRPAC Meeting Summary, 11. Community Workshop Summary, 12. Survey Responses, 13. ECR Profile - Existing Land Use and Circulation Analysis, 14. El Camino Real Corridor Market Study, 15. Affordable Housing and Anti-Displacement Strategy, 16. 2007 Precise Plan for El Camino Real, 17. Public Comment Letters
Related files: 17-0768
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
El Camino Real Corridor Plan: Forward a Recommendation to the City Council for a Preferred Land Use Alternative and Review the Draft Vision Statement
Project Planner: Rosemarie Zulueta, (408) 730-7437, rzulueta@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
The El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan (ECR Plan) will guide development along a vital mixed-use transportation corridor within the City of Sunnyvale. This project is being undertaken with the overarching goals of preserving key commercial uses while providing additional housing opportunities for the community, improving the safety and convenience for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling the corridor, incentivizing economic investment along El Camino Real, and establishing specific standards to guide the design of future development in the Plan area.

An important step in completing the ECR Plan is to select a "preferred land use alternative" that will serve as the project description for the preparation of the plan and environmental review.

Three land use alternatives were considered by the ECR Plan Advisory Committee (ECRPAC) and the general public:
* Alternative C - Commercial Focus;
* Alternative M - Mixed Use Focus; and
* Alternative R - Residential Focus.

Since the preparation of the three land use alternatives for El Camino Real, the Planning Commission and City Council have requested consideration of additional housing in large area plans, such as the Land Use and Transportation Element of the General Plan (LUTE), the Lawrence Station Area Plan (LSAP), Peery Park Specific Plan (Peery Park) and the 2017 Housing Strategy Study Issue. Therefore, a fourth alternative, Alternative R Plus, was prepared; it provides the most potential for residential growth on the corridor while preserving commercially zoned land to maintain and enhance the City's fiscal health.

The Planning Commission recommendation will move forward to the City Council for consideration. A...

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