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File #: 19-0217   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 3/11/2019
Title: Moffett Park Specific Plan Update Work Plan and Guiding Principles Project Planner: Michelle King, 408-730-7463, mking@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Reserved for City Council Report, 2. Google MPSP GPA letter, 3. Report to Planning Commission, 17-0947, 1-22-18, 4. Excerpt of Planning Commission Minutes, 1-22-18, 5. Report to City Council, 18-0100, 2-6-18, 6. Excerpt of City Council Minutes, 2-6-18, 7. Work Plan Moffett Park Specific Plan, 8. Staff Presentation 20190311 (19-0217)
Related files: 17-0947, 18-0100, 19-0375
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Moffett Park Specific Plan Update Work Plan and Guiding Principles
Project Planner:
Michelle King, 408-730-7463, mking@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
BACKGROUND

A request for a General Plan Initiation (GPI) to consider updating the Moffett Park Specific Plan (MPSP) was submitted by Google on May 10, 2017. The letter from Google, requesting the initiation, is Attachment 2, and includes no specific amount of building area or types of uses, but requests the GPI to "allow and encourage increased levels of density and a broader range of land uses than...are permitted under the current version of the MPSP." There is no specific project included as part of the GPI request.

The Planning Commission considered the GPI request on January 22, 2018 and voted 5-0 (two Planning Commissioners recused) to recommend to the City Council to:
1) Initiate a General Plan/Specific Plan Amendment Study to consider amending the Moffett Park Specific Plan; and 2) Direct staff: a) to prepare a work plan and project description after initial community outreach and return to the Planning Commission for a recommendation and to the City Council for action, b) on any plan features that the City Council would like included or would not like included, and c) to commence work on the amendment studies only if fully paid for by the applicant(s) (Attachment 4). The Planning Commission provided a list of specific issues they wanted addressed by future studies.

On February 6, 2018, the City Council voted 6-0 (one Councilmember recused) to initiate the amendment study (Attachment 6) in accordance with the Planning Commission recommendation (with minor amendments):

a) to prepare a work plan and project description after initial community outreach and return to the Planning Commission for a recommendation and to the City Council for action;
b) on any plan features that the City Council would like included or would not like included; and,
c) to commence work o...

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