Terra Bella Vision Plan

The City is developing a Visioning and Guiding Principles Plan for the Terra Bella area to help define a vision for future change in the area. The plan will include development principles which will provide a foundation to guide review of future development projects in the area. At the end of the visioning process, City Council will be presented with the Visioning Plan to consider its endorsement and provide other direction to staff.

Project Schedule

The Vision Plan process will take approximately 12 months and will include a series of community workshops, public meetings and hearings. 

Community Workshops

To get input to help develop the new Vision Plan, the City held 3 community workshops to engage interested community members, including property owners, residents, businesses, employees, and other interested individuals, in the long-term vision for the area.    

  • Workshop #1: June 02, 2018: The workshop included an overview of the plan area and existing conditions. Workshop participants  provided input on their vision for future development in the plan area, including preferred location and types of new development, and desired public improvements. The meeting was held on Saturday June 02, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the City of Mountain View Senior Center (266 Escuela Ave). Presentation, Summary report  of the first community workshop, and the online survey results are now available.        

  • Workshop #2: August 25, 2018: The workshop included an overview of the visioning process and input received to date from the community.  Workshop participants discussed ideas of preferred vision for the area, preferred locations and intensity of new development, the preferred character of several locations in the area, and ideas for community benefit. The meeting was held on Saturday August 25, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the City of Mountain View City Hall (500 Castro Street). The Agenda, Workshop Presentation, and Summary of the meeting is now available.

  • Community Meeting #3: January 28, 2019: The meeting obtained input from neighborhoods West of Shoreline Boulevard around the study area. The input was focused on neighborhood transition strategies and Land Use  Vision Alternative as discussed with the City Council at the November 13, 2018 public hearing. The meeting was held on Monday January 28, 2019, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Crittenden Middle School.  Summary of the meeting is now available.

  • Stakeholder Meetings: Apart form the community workshops to date. the Vision plan team has met with over 20 stakeholders, including property owners. businesses, developers, public agencies, and other interested parties. A summary of key comments from these meetings is available here.

upcoming public meetings

The following upcoming public meetings on the Vision Plan are tentatively scheduled.

  • An Environmental Planning Commission public hearing for a final recommendation on Vision Plan will be held on October 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 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.

Prior Public Meetings

The following public meetings on the project have previously occurred:

Study Sessions on Guiding Principles, Policy Framework and Land Use Alternatives:

  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on October 17, 2018. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online.
  • City Council Study Session on November 13, 2018. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online (Item 3.1).
  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on February 20, 2019. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online
  • City Council Study Session on March 5, 2019. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online. (Item 9.1 was continued to April 2, 2019 meeting).
  • City Council Study Session on April 2, 2019. Meeting agenda and staff report are available online (Item 3.1). 

Email Notification Sign-Up

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

Additional Materials

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

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