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File #: 17-0768   
Type: Report to Council Status: Public Hearing/General Business
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 8/15/2017
Title: El Camino Real Corridor Plan: Selection of Preferred Land Use Alternative and Review of the Draft Vision Statement
Attachments: 1. Report to Planning Commission 16-1122, 7-24-17, 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, 18. Excerpt of PC Minutes 7-24-17, 19. Additional Letters from the Public, 20. Staff Presentation 20170815 (17-0768)
Related files: 16-1122
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REPORT TO CITY COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
El Camino Real Corridor Plan: Selection of Preferred Land Use Alternative and Review of the Draft Vision Statement

Report
Project Planner: Rosemarie Zulueta, (408) 730-7437, rzulueta@sunnyvale.ca.gov

SUMMARY OF PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION
The Planning Commission considered this item on July 24, 2017 (see Attachment 1, Report to the Planning Commission). Several members of the community spoke on the item, with many supporting the Alternative R Plus option that includes additional housing through higher density options in select areas of the corridor. The Planning Commission discussed concerns with the potential increased costs to service residential uses in the City compared to the potential sales tax revenue from additional retail uses.

The Planning Commission voted to recommend that City Council select land use Alternative M for the El Camino Real Corridor Plan (ECR Plan) (see Attachment 18 for the Planning Commission public hearing minutes). The vote was 6-0, with Commissioner Sue Harrison absent.

Before ultimately voting for Alternative M, three members of the Planning Commission were interested in developing a community benefits program for the ECR Plan and selecting a flexible range between two alternatives (Alternative M as the minimum development capacity to Alternative R Plus as the maximum, or Alternative R to Alternative R Plus), similar to the flexible zoning framework adopted for the Lawrence Station Area Plan. Having a range with higher densities could further incentivize redevelopment along the corridor, facilitating implementation of the ECR Plan while achieving community benefits.

Public comment letters received after finalization of the Planning Commission report are provided in Attachment 19.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Public contact was made by posting the Council agenda on the City's official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall, at the Sunnyvale Senior Center, Community Center and Department of Public Safe...

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