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File #: 20-0823   
Type: Information Only Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020
Title: Study Session Summary of August 11, 2020 - Moffett Park Specific Plan Update
Study Session Summary of August 11, 2020 - Moffett Park Specific Plan Update

Call to Order:
Mayor Larry Klein called the meeting to order at 5 p.m.

City Councilmembers Present:
Mayor Larry Klein
Vice Mayor Nancy Smith
Councilmember Gustav Larsson
Councilmember Glenn Hendricks
Councilmember Russ Melton
Councilmember Michael S. Goldman
Councilmember Mason Fong

City Councilmembers Absent:

Study Session Summary:
Michelle King (Principal Planner), and the City's Lead Consultant Eric Yurkovich (Raimi + Associates) delivered a presentation that discussed the work completed to date on the Moffett Park Specific Plan. The presentation provided an overview of the background data, outreach efforts and input received, and preliminary land use concepts. The goal of the Study Session was to obtain City Council and public input on the preliminary land use concepts.

Councilmembers asked questions on the following items:
* How will vehicles and other transit options get into and out of Moffett Park?
* How will community benefits will be provided?
* Why is housing being considered?
* Where are school districts in the plan area?
* What are the economic impacts of various land use options?
* How will the plan provide land use areas for research and development uses?
* How will research and development be protected in the plan area?

In addition, Councilmembers made the following statements:
* Appreciated the project website and informational videos.
* Requested more information on technical studies.
* Don't rush the process.
* Consider Mary Avenue overpass in planning for Moffett Park.
* Consider tools like habitat overlay zones and transfer of development rights to keep development away from the habitat area.
* Provide land use areas for research and development uses.
* Land use concepts should consider comments raised regarding sea level rise.
* Consider sea level rise impacts on infrastructure.
* Protecting the ecosystem and habitat area should be the ...

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