East Whisman Precise Plan

On November 5, 2019, the City Council adopted the East Whisman Precise Plan to implement the 2030 General Plan goals and policies for the area and allow new residential land uses in the area. The General Plan identifies East Whisman as a highly-sustainable, transit-oriented employment center with a diversity of land uses. The new Precise Plan includes development standards, such as building setbacks and height limits, allowed land uses, urban design guidelines, and new public improvements for the area.

REVISED DRAFT EAST WHISMAN PRECISE PLAN AND FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT 

The Revised Draft East Whisman Precise Plan is available in advance of the upcoming EPC and City Council public hearings.  

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) have been prepared for the Precise Plan. The 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.

 

Community Workshops

To get input on the development of a new Precise Plan, the City hosts community workshops to engage interested community members in the long-term vision for the area, including property owners, residents, businesses, employees, and other interested individuals.

  • Workshop #1: July 16, 2016. The workshop obtained input from participants on their: (1) vision for East Whisman, (2) location preferences for new land uses in the area (e.g. commercial, residential, mixed-use) and public improvements, and (3) a survey of development style preferences. Approximately 60 members of the public attended the meeting. Following the workshop, an online survey was available from August 2 - 12, 2016 to receive input on similar questions and activities of the workshop and was available for all members of the public.

  • Workshop #2: December 3, 2016. The workshop obtained input from participants on their (1) preferred land use alternative regarding locations and intensity of new development, (2) preferred plan area improvements, and (3) character preferences of two focus areas: the Village Center and Middlefield VTA station.

Email Notification Sign-Up

To receive e-notifications of upcoming meetings, workshops, and available materials on this Precise Plan, please create an account (or login to an existing account) at MyMV and select Public Meetings - East Whisman Precise Plan.

Prior Public Meetings 

The following public meetings on the project have occurred:   

 Study Sessions on Visioning and Land Use
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on August 24, 2016. The meeting agenda and staff report is available online.
  • City Council Study Session on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The meeting agenda and materials are available online (Item 3.1). 
 Study Sessions on a Preferred Land Use Alternative    
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on February 1, 2017. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online.
  • City Council Study Session on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Meeting agenda and staff report is available online (Item 3.1).
 Public Hearing on Precise Plan EIR Assumptions and Scope of Work 
  • City Council Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online (Item 7.1). This meeting: (1) discussed land use assumptions of the Precise Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR); and (2) authorized an EIR Contract Scope Amendment to study a second land use alternative and additional transportation analysis.
 Study Sessions on Neighborhoods and Conceptual Circulation Networks    
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on June 7, 2017.  Meeting agenda and staff report are available online
  • City Council Study Session on June 13, 2017. Meeting agenda and staff report (Item 8.1) are available online   
 Study Sessions on Character Areas, Height/FAR, Affordable Housing, Jobs/Housing Linkage
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on February 21, 2018.  Meeting agenda and staff report are available online
  • City Council Study Session on February 27, 2018. Meeting agenda and staff report (Item 8.1) are available online   
Study Sessions on Additional Residential Areas, Neighborhood Commercial, Open Space, Transportation 
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on May 16, 2018.  Meeting agenda and staff report are available online
  • City Council Study Session on June 5, 2018. Meeting agenda and staff report (Item 3.1) are available online   
 Study Sessions on Residential/Office Partnerships, School Strategy, Parking, Office Trip Reduction 
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on October 3, 2018.  Meeting agenda and staff report are available online
  • City Council Study Session on October 16, 2018. Meeting agenda and staff report (Item 3.1) are available online   
  Study Sessions on the Public Draft Precise Plan            
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on April 17, 2019.  Meeting agenda and staff report are available online
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Study Session on April 24, 2019.  Meeting agenda and staff report are available online
  • City Council Study Session on May 7, 2019. Meeting agenda and staff report (Item 3.1) are available online
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on June 19, 2019. Meeting agenda and staff report (Item 5.1) are available online.
  • City Council Study Session on June 25, 2019. Meeting agenda and staff report (Item 8.1) are available online

Final Adoption of Precise Plan

  • Environmental Planning Commission Public Hearing on October 2, 2019. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online
  • City Council Public Hearing on November 5, 2019. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online.


Additional Materials  

Environmental Review

As Lead Agency, the City of Mountain View has prepared a Draft Program-level Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Draft Precise Plan in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Draft EIR is available online for review, as well as the appendices below. The Draft EIR was circulated for a 45-day public review period, concluding on July 22, 2019.

Draft EIR Appendices

Appendix A - NOP & Comments Appendix D - Air Quality & GHG Assessment Appendix I - Transportation Analysis
Appendix B - Draft East Whisman Precise Plan  Appendix E - Cultural Resources Appendix J - Water Supply Assessment
Appendix C - General Plan Text & Map, Zoning Map Appendix G - Noise & Vibration Assessment  Appendix K - Utility Impact Study

 

Please contact Eric Anderson, Senior Planner, by email or phone at (650) 903-6306 for more information or questions.

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