North Bayshore Precise Plan Update - Residential Study

On February 3, 2015, the City Council directed city staff to amend the North Bayshore Precise Plan to include residential land uses. This process is anticipated to take approximately 2 years and will include opportunities for public participation. This Precise Plan update comes after the adoption of the North Bayshore Precise Plan in November 2014 and completion of the Bonus FAR application review in May 2015.

Draft North Bayshore Affordable Housing Administrative Guidelines

The Draft North Bayshore Affordable Housing Administrative Guidelines is available for public comment.  These Guidelines will accompany the North Bayshore Precise Plan Update to facilitate implementation of the Precise Plan’s affordable housing goals and objectives.  The EPC will review and provide input on the draft Guidelines on May 3, 2017, followed by Council consideration at the May 16, 2017 City Council meeting.  Final draft Guidelines will be included as part of the overall North Bayshore Precise Plan Update for the City Council’s consideration scheduled for June 27, 2017.  Please send comments regarding the draft Guidelines to 

Precise Plan Update Public Draft

The North Bayshore Precise Plan Public Draft is available.

The Public Draft was discussed by the EPC and City Council at meetings in November 2016. No formal action was taken at these meetings.

The next steps in this process includes release of the North Bayshore Precise Plan Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR). The Precise Plan and EIR are anticipated to be considered for adoption by the City Council in Summer 2017.

Public Meetings

This project is tentatively scheduled to be discussed at the following public meetings.

  • Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) Study Session on June 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. in a location to be determined. Meeting agenda and report to be posted online by 5 p.m. the Friday prior to the meeting.      
  • City Council Study Session on June 27, 2017 at a time and location yet to be determined. Meeting agenda and report to be posted online by 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to the meeting.

EPC and City Council public hearings to consider adoption of the North Bayshore Precise Plan are anticipated in Fall 2017.

To receive e-notifications of upcoming meetings on this project, please create an account (or login to an existing account) at MyMV and select Public Hearings - North Bayshore Precise Plan Notices.

Background Information

Community Workshops

Workshop 1 - On Saturday, July 25, 2015, the City held a community workshop. The following are summary materials from the workshop:

Workshop 2 - On Thursday, October 22, 2015, the City held a second community workshop, with the following materials:

Environmental Review

A Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact report (SEIR) has been prepared for the updated Precise Plan. The following documents are available for review online or, in hardcopy, at the Community Development Department, First Floor of City Hall, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041:



Appendix A & B

Notice of Preparation

Comment Letters

Appendix H + I

Hazardous Materials


Appendix C

Draft Precise Plan

Appendix J

Transportation Analysis

Appendix D + E

General Plan Amendment

Air Quality/GHG Assessment

Appendix K

Water Assessment


Appendix F + G

Biology Reports

           Appendix L

Utility Analysis

A Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) will be prepared at a future date, which will include responses to comments received during the public comment period, which ended on April 17, 2017. Once the FEIR is available, copies will be provided for viewing online and in hardcopy.  


For questions or comments, please contact Planning Staff, by phone at (650) 903-6306 or via email.