555 W. Middlefield Road Residential Project

In January 2017, AvalonBay Communities submitted an application requesting a General Plan Map Amendment from Medium-Density Residential to High-Density Residential land use, a Zoning Map Amendment from P (Planned Community) district to R4 (High Density Residential) district, a Planned Community Permit and Development Review Permit to demolish existing surface parking lots, recreation facilities, and common amenity areas, while retaining 402 existing residential units, to construct 334 new residential units, three new subterranean parking garages, new common and private open spaces, and a new amenity building/leasing office at an existing multi-family residential complex on a 16.2-acre project site. The project also includes a request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to remove 117 Heritage Trees and includes the proposed dedication of 1.3-acres to the City for a future public park. The site is located on the west side of Moffett Boulevard between Middlefield Road and Cypress Point Drive in the P (Planned Community) District. 

Public Meetings

This project will be heard at the following public meeting:

  • Scoping Meeting - A public meeting to take comments regarding the scope and content to be analyzed as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Report that will be prepared for this project. This will be discussed at an Administrative Zoning Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Plaza Conference Room at 500 Castro Street in Mountain View. 

Environmental Review

As the Lead Agency, the City of Mountain View will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for this project. A Notice of Preparation has been released to get input on the scope and content of the environmental information to be reviewed and addressed in the project EIR. Please identify a contact person and send your responses by no later than Wednesday, August 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Attn: Diana Pancholi

Community Development Department  

City of Mountain View

500 Castro Street

PO Box 7540

Mountain View, CA 94039-7540

(650) 903-6306



For questions or comments, please contact Diana Pancholi, Senior Planner, by phone at (650) 903-6306 or email