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File #: 17-0947   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 1/22/2018
Title: File #: 2017-7743 Locations: Moffett Park Specific Plan Area Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment Initiation: to consider amendments to the Moffett Park Specific Plan. Applicant / Owner: Google, Inc. (applicant) / various owners Environmental Review: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 (a). Project Planner: Andrew Miner, (408) 730-7707, aminer@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Not Used, 2. General Plan Land Use Map, 3. Applicant Letter, 4. Development Reserve, 5. Noticing Map
Related files: 18-0100, 19-0217
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
File #: 2017-7743
Locations: Moffett Park Specific Plan Area
Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment Initiation: to consider amendments to the Moffett Park Specific Plan.
Applicant / Owner: Google, Inc. (applicant) / various owners
Environmental Review: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 (a).
Project Planner: Andrew Miner, (408) 730-7707, aminer@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report

BACKGROUND
The Moffett Park Specific Plan was initially adopted by the City Council on April 27, 2004, and has been amended several times, with the most recent amendment in 2013. Amendments have been for specific property considerations to change the land use designations to Moffett Park Transit Oriented Development (MP-TOD) from Moffett Park General Industrial (MP-I) and allow higher floor area ratios (FAR) through the green building program. The plan has otherwise remained generally the same since 2004 including no changes to the basic land uses or the maximum buildout for the Moffett Park area.

The entire area has a General Plan designation of Moffett Park Specific Plan and includes three zoning districts, MP-TOD (Moffett Park Transit Oriented Development), MP-I (Moffett Park General Industrial) and MP-C (Moffett Park Commercial). The General Plan designation provides for research and development, manufacturing, office, and heavy industrial uses (see Attachment 2).

PROCESS
General Plan Amendment Initiation (GPI) requests (including Specific Plan Amendment requests (SPI)) are considered on a quarterly basis through a recommendation from the Planning Commission and then action by the City Council. The process for considering a General Plan Amendment (GPA) begins with a written request and application fee, from a property owner or applicant, to initiate the amendment process. If the Council approves the GPI, a formal application for a GPA can be filed by the property ...

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