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.

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 study sessions.

  • None currently scheduled.

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

  • General Plan Amendment - On June 16, 2015, the City Council adopted a General Plan Amendment to the City's 2030 General Plan to allow residential uses in the North Bayshore area (Meeting Agenda - Item 6.5).
  • Scope of Work for Residential Study - On April 14, 2015, the City Council reviewed the scope of work for studying residential uses in the North Bayshore area (Meeting Agenda - Item 7.1).
  • Identify Residential Areas - On February 3, 2015, the City Council identified study areas for residential uses in the North Bayshore area (Meeting Agenda - Item 4.1).   

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 locations noted below:

Draft Subsequent EIR (29 MB)

Appendix J - Transportation Impact Analysis (63 MB)

Appendix K - Water Assessment (2.6 MB)

City Hall

Community Development Department

First Floor

500 Castro Street

Mountain View, CA 94041

(650) 903-6306

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public Library

585 Franklin Street

Mountain View, CA 94041

(650) 903-6337

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.


Please submit any public comments on the Draft SEIR in writing to Martin Alkire via email or mail to the City Hall address listed above. Public comments will be collected until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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


For questions or comments, please contact Martin Alkire, Principal Planner, by phone at (650) 903-6306 or via email.