East Whisman Precise Plan

City Council has directed staff to develop an East Whisman Precise Plan to implement the 2030 General Plan goals and policies for the area and study 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 will include development standards, such as building setbacks and height limits, allowed land uses, urban design guidelines, and will identify new public improvements for the area.

Project Schedule

The Precise Plan process will take approximately 2.5 years and will include a series of community workshops, public meetings and hearings, and environmental review in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) - see the tentative project schedule.

Upcoming Public Meetings

The following upcoming public meetings on the Precise Plan are tentatively scheduled to discuss policy issues related to Character Areas, Jobs/Housing Linkage, Heights and FARs, affordable housing and others. 

  • Environmental Planning Commission. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro Street ​
  • City Council. Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (or soon thereafter), Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro Street

Details on the public meeting time, location, and agenda are available online by 5 p.m. the Friday prior to the meeting date at Current City Council Agendas for City Council meetings and EPC Agendas for Environmental Planning Commission meetings. 

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   

Additional Materials  

Environmental Review

A Program-level Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be prepared for the Precise Plan in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIR will analyze environmental impacts of the proposed development growth being considered in the Precise Plan and General Plan Amendment for new residential land uses. As more information is available, it will be posted online.   

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