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City Council Public Hearing

The City Council will hold a public hearing on October 20, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. at the Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Avenue) and make a decision on amendments to Community Vision 2040 (General Plan) which governs all properties within the City of Cupertino. The General Plan amendments address proposed policy, text and figure edits including, but not limited to updates, corrections, clarifications, and re-organization. These changes are located throughout the General Plan including, but not limited to, land use, transportation, environmental and waste management, community services, infrastructure, parks, and open space and community benefits, goals, policies, strategies, figures and appendices.  In making changes to the General Plan, the City's policies in the prior General Plan (2000 - 2020) will be used as a point of comparison.

In addition, the City Council will consider changing the General Plan Land Use designation of one property from Industrial/Residential to Industrial/Commercial/Residential and associated Municipal Code Amendment to rezone the property located at 10950 N. Blaney Avenue from Light Industrial with special development conditions (ML-fa) to Planned Development with Light Industrial and General Commercial uses (P(ML,CG)). The City Council will further take action under CEQA for all matters under consideration.

If you have questions, please contact the Planning Department at (408) 777-3308 or planning@cupertino.org

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, starting at 6:45 pm
Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue

Agenda

Attachment A: Resolution No. 15-087
Attachment B: Ordinance No. 15-2135
Attachment C: Planning Commission Resolution No. 6789
Attachment D: Planning Commission Resolution No. 6790
Attachment E: Comparison Tables - June 9 2015
Attachment F: Public Comments
Attachment G: Comparison Tables - September 10 2015
Attachment H: Email from Jerry Liu - Library Commissioner
Attachment I: Addendum dated October 1, 2015
Attachment J: ERC Recommendation dated October 1, 2015

Final Resolution (as adopted)


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Environmental Review Committee (ERC) Meeting to Consider an Addendum

The City of Cupertino will hold an Environmental Review Committee (ERC) meeting to consider the General Plan Amendment, Housing Element Update, and Associated Rezoning EIR Addendum. Any interested person may attend the meeting and provide comments. 

The City of Cupertino has prepared An Addendum to the General Plan Amendment, Housing Element Update, and Associated Rezoning Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (SCH No. 2014032007), pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to evaluate whether the proposed changes to the General Plan and Re-Zoning of one parcel would have any new or substantially more significant effects on the environment that were not analyzed in the EIR. The item is further described in the Planning Commission staff report for the September 22, 2015 meeting, available below.

When: Thursday, October 1, 2015 starting at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Conference Room C, Cupertino City Hall, 10300 Torre Avenue


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Planning Commission Public Hearing

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on September 22, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. at the Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Avenue) and make a recommendation to the City Council on amendments to Community Vision 2040 (General Plan) which governs all properties within the City of Cupertino. The General Plan amendments address proposed policy, text and figure edits including, but not limited to updates, corrections, clarifications, and re-organization. These changes are located throughout the General Plan including, but not limited to, land use, transportation, environmental and waste management, community services, infrastructure, parks, and open space and community benefits, goals, policies, strategies, figures and appendices.  In making recommended changes to the General Plan, the Planning Commission will refer to the City's policies in the prior General Plan (2000 - 2020) as a point of comparison and related CEQA action.

In addition, the Planning Commission will make a recommendation on changing the land use designation of one property located at 10950 N. Blaney Ave (Mirapath, APN: 316 03 041) from Industrial/Residential to Industrial/Commercial/Residential and associated Municipal Code Amendment to rezone the property  from Light Industrial with special development conditions (ML-fa) to Planned Development with Light Industrial and General Commercial uses (P(ML,CG)) and related CEQA action.

If you have questions, please contact the Planning Department at (408) 777-3308 or planning@cupertino.org

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, starting at 6:45 pm
Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue

Agenda

Staff Report
Attachment 1: Draft Resolution recommending General Plan Amendment (updated)
Attachment 2: Draft Resolution recommending Rezoning
Attachment 3: Comparison Tables (6/9/2015)
Attachment 4: Comments from the Public
Attachment 5: Comparison Tables (9/10/2015) (updated)
Attachment 6: Addendum


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City Council Meeting

The City Council will consider a policy adopting procedures for authorizing the processing of General Plan Amendment (GPA) applications. The City currently does not have procedures for authorization of GPA applications and all applications are processed as they are received. Having procedures for authorization of GPA applications would allow early public engagement and input on the proposals and regulation on which projects would proceed with environmental and project review.

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, starting at 6:45 pm
Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue

Agenda

Staff Report
A: Draft Resolution 15-078
B: White Paper on Development Allocations
C: June 2015 CC SS Staff Report
D: Development Management Overview
E: Procedures for Processing GPA Applications
F: Flowchart comparing current vs. originally proposed procedures
G: Flowchart for Revised Procedures for GPA Applications
H: Comparison Table of originally proposed procedures and revised procedures


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Community Vision 2040 and 2005 General Plan Comparison Tables

The tables below compare the goals, policies and strategies of Community Vision 2040 with those contained in the 2005 General Plan. Please provide your input and written comments by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015 at http://www.cupertinogpa.org/mail_forms. A City Council hearing will be scheduled in Fall/Winter 2015 to present the information for their consideration. If you have questions or would like to meet with City staff before July 31, 2015, when the comment period ends, please contact Rebecca Tolentino at (408) 777-3308 or planning@cupertino.org.

Comparison Tables

Land Use and Community Design Element
Mobility Element
Environmental Resources and Sustainability Element
Health and Safety Element
Infrastructure Element
Recreation, Parks and Community Services Element


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Open House and City Council Study Session

The City will host an Open House on June 30, 2015, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Ave, Cupertino) for the community to learn more about proposed procedures for processing General Plan Amendment (GPA) applications. These were previously discussed at the May 19, 2015 City Council meeting.

Following the Open House, the City Council will conduct a Study Session starting at 6:45 p.m. at the same location to discuss the proposed procedures. Currently, General Plan Amendment applications are processed as submitted without prior City Council authorization. With the new proposed procedures, the City Council would decide, with input from the community, which projects may move forward with a formal GPA application as part of an annual review process.

Open House

When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue

City Council Study Session

When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015, starting at 6:45 pm
Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue

Agenda
Staff Report
Attachment A: Proposed procedures for Processing General Plan Amendment applications
Attachment B: May 19 2015 City Council Staff Report
Attachment C: White Paper on Development Management Programs dated May 8 2015
Attachment D: Supplemental White Paper on specific Development Management Programs dated June 24 2015
Attachment E: Comparison of Current and Proposed Procedures for Processing General Plan


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City Council Meeting (05/19/2015)

At the City of Cupertino's Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 which starts at 6:45 p.m., the Council will consider two items related to the General Plan, (1) Adoption of the Final 2014-2022 Housing Element (Item 7a) and (2) Consider changes to citywide development allocations, building planes, and heights (Item 7b). In addition, the City Council will also consider options for processing of General Plan Amendments. The full staff reports and attachments for both items are available below.

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, starting at 6:45 pm
Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue

Agenda

Housing Element Update (Item 7a)

Housing Element Staff Report
Attachment A1: Housing Element Draft Resolution No. 15-042
Attachment A2: Housing Commission Resolution No. 15-01
Attachment A3: Planning Commission Resolution No. 6777
Attachment A4: August 28, 2014 Housing Commission Staff Report
Attachment A5: Priority Housing Element Sites Summary and Maps
Attachment A6: Pages from Housing Element with Redlined Changes
Attachment A7: Comment Letter to HCD
Attachment A8: City Response to Comment Letter to HCD
Attachment A9: HCD letter confirming Draft HE in substantial compliance
Attachment A10: Public Comments on the Housing Element

General Plan Amendment (Item 7b)

General Plan Amendment Staff Report
Attachment B1: Resolution adopting a policy for Procedures for Authorization of GPA applications
Attachment B2: Council Staff Report 12/02/2014
Attachment B3: Concept Alternative Maps (Alts A, B and C)
Attachment B4: Workshop #4 Summary 02/04/2015
Attachment B5: Online Survey On Forum Responses Summary (Part A and B)
Attachment B6: Online Survey Off Forum Responses Summary (Part A and B)
Attachment B7: White Paper on Development Management Programs
Attachment B8: Public Comments

 

Meeting Video


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Planning Commission Public Hearing on the Housing Element

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the 2014-2022 Housing Element. The City Council reviewed the draft Housing Element in December 2014 and authorized submittal of the draft to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its review. HCD has reviewed the draft Housing Element and confirmed that it complies with State Law with minor clarifications. 

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, starting at 6:45 pm
Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue

Agenda and Staff Report


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Draft Jobs-Housing Nexus Analysis

The Housing Commission will consider modifications to existing housing mitigation fees on April 9, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in the EOC Conference Room, Cupertino City Hall (10300 Torre Ave).

Housing mitigation fees are collected from new residential and non-residential development and used to help construct and preserve affordable housing for low and moderate-income households. In May 2014, the City Council authorized the nexus study update project to modify existing housing mitigation fees for residential and non-residential (office, retail, hotel, research and development (R&D) and industrial) development. In accordance with applicable Government Code, the draft Nexus Study reports are available below and at City Hall. 

Housing Commission Meeting Agenda

Non-Residential Jobs-Housing Nexus Analysis (updated April 2015)
Residential Below Market Rate Housing Nexus Analysis (updated April 2015)
Summary and Recommendations Below Market Rate Housing Mitigation Program (updated April 2015)


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Community Online Survey #2 – “Building Heights and Community Benefits”

The City conducted a two part survey between February 13th and March 3rd, 2015, to gather additional community input on changes to existing height limits and a Community Benefits program. While the City Council adopted an amended General Plan called “Community Vision 2040” (available below) on December 4th, 2014, the Council did not amend existing height limits or adopt a proposed Community Benefits program pending additional community input on these two topics. The survey is located here

The results of the community survey will be summarized and presented to the City Council for its consideration in spring 2015. 


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Housing Commission Public Hearing

The Housing Commission will conduct a public hearing to make recommendations on adoption of the proposed Housing Element.

The City Council reviewed the Draft Housing Element in December 2014 and authorized staff to send the draft Housing Element to the CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its review.  The Housing Element has been reviewed by the HCD, which has found that the draft submitted, with a few modifications, is compliant with State Housing Element Law. The Housing Element which will be presented for the Housing Commission's review incorporates HCD's modifications.

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015, starting at 9:00am
Where: Cupertino City Hall, EOC Conference Room, 10300 Torre Avenue, Cupertino

Public Hearing Agenda


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Community-wide Workshop #4

The City held a community workshop on February 4, 2015, to discuss important topics, including: the amount of future commercial, office, and hotel uses; building heights; community benefits for increased heights; and building planes along arterials (consistent with the City Council’s prior direction from December 2014, the Vallco Shopping District was not discussed at this workshop).

Community-wide Workshop #4
February 4, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue (next to library)

Agenda
Workshop Postcard

Presentation (note: polling information shown in the presentation will be updated for the online survey)
Workshop Summary (coming soon)

Workshop Video


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Community Vision 2040

On December 4, 2014, the City Council formally adopted an amended General Plan for Cupertino known as Community Vision 2040. The General Plan is a State‐mandated document and provides the vision for Cupertino’s future. It sets the City’s policy direction in a number of areas including land use, mobility, housing, open space, infrastructure, public health and safety, and sustainability through specific goals, policies and strategies.

Community Vision 2040 has been informed by community input; changes in Federal, State and regional regulations; best practices; and the desire to achieve the community‐building, sustainability, economic and fiscal objectives outlined in the document’s Guiding Principles. In addition, the General Plan was amended to provide a more clear and concise layout and chapter organization, and includes an updated development allocation table that reflects actions taken at the December 4, 2014, City Council hearing.

During the first quarter of 2015, discussions will continue regarding further potential changes to Community Vision 2040 regarding heights, development allocations and a new Community Benefits Program. Community members are encouraged to stay engaged in the General Plan Amendment process and participate in upcoming workshop/hearings (please see the Events page)

The Housing Element, which is a chapter in the General Plan, requires approval of the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) prior to City adoption. The Draft Housing Element (available below) was updated to comply with State Law and to identify Priority Sites to achieve the City’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation. The Draft Housing Element has been forwarded to HCD for their review. HCD has 60 days to review and provide the City of Cupertino with a formal comment letter. Once HCD comments have been addressed, the City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss and formally adopt the Housing Element. That public hearing is anticipated in early spring 2015.  

Community Vision 2040
(Adopted by the City Council on December 4, 2014)

Cover and Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Planning Areas
Chapter 3: Land Use and Community Character Element
Chapter 5: Mobility Element
Chapter 6: Environmental Resources and Sustainability Element
Chapter 7: Health and Safety Element
Chapter 8: Infrastructure Element
Chapter 9: Recreation, Parks and Community Services Element
Appendix A: Land Use Definitions
Appendix C: Air Quality
Appendix D: Community Noise Fundamentals
Appendix E: Geologic and Seismic Hazards
Appendix F: Slope Density 

HCD Draft Housing Element
(Draft pending State review and certification, and City Council adoption)

Chapter 5: Housing Element
Appendix B: Housing Element Technical Report


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City Council Meeting (12/3/2014)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular meeting of the Cupertino City Council held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 was adjourned to Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. for purposes of continued hearing, consideration, deliberation, and decisions on all items listed as Item #2 on the December 2, 2014 Agenda.

Subject: General Plan Amendment, 2014-2022 Housing Element, associated Rezoning, Zoning map and text amendments and Specific Plan Amendment, and related actions for environmental review to consider citywide amendments to the City's General Plan, including the Housing Element, Heart of the City Specific Plan, Vallco Shopping District, heights, densities, commercial, retail, residential allocations, and recommendations on the Housing Element sites. Please be advised the public testimony portion of the hearing has been closed and remains closed.

City Council Meeting
December 3, 2014, starting at 7:45 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue (next to the library)

Agenda
Presentation
Staff Report (full report is available below under the 12/2/2014 meeting) 

 


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City Council Meeting (12/2/2014)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, as a result of noticing errors pertaining to the City Council's November 10, 2014 special meeting and public hearing, the City is hereby re-noticing and re-hearing the public hearing for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:45 P.M, at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue (next to the library) regarding the focused General Plan Amendment, Housing Element Update and Associated Rezoning and Specific Plan Amendment including certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) (Application Nos. GPA-2013-01, GPA-2013-02, Z-2013-01, MCA-2014-01, SPA-2014-01 and EA-2013-03).

Any interested person may attend the meeting and provide comments. At the December 2, 2014 meeting the Council will be advised to rescind all final actions it took on November 10th. The City will maintain a video record of all public comment received at the November 10, 2014 public hearing and will consider it part of the City's record, in case any member of the public who commented on November 10, 2014 does not wish to comment again on December 2, 2014. All members of the public may comment on December 2, 2014, regardless of whether they spoke on November 10th.

City Council Meeting
December 2, 2014, starting at 6:45 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue (next to the library)

Press Release
Agenda
Presentation
Staff Report
Attachment A: Certification of the EIR
Attachment B: Adoption of General Plan and Land Use Amendments
Attachment C: Housing Element Updates
Attachment D: Zoning Amendments
Attachment E: Municipal Code Amendments
Attachment F: Heart of the City Specific Plan Amendment
Attachment G: Planning Commission Resolutions
Attachment H: Alternate CEQA Findings - Balanced Plan
Attachment I: Housing Commission, Planning Commission, City Council prior staff reports
Attachment J: Planning Commission Staff Report (10/14/14)
Attachment K: Concept Alternative Maps
Attachment L: Approved Planning Commission Minutes (10-14-14 & 10-20-14)
Attachment M: General Plan and Housing Element Errata (11/25/14)
Attachment N: Balanced Plan Map
Attachment O: Planning Commission Reccommendation Map
Attachment P: Market Study (02/13//14)
Attachment Q: Retail Strategy Report (03/06/14)
Attachment R: Housing Commission Staff Report
Attachment S: 2007-2014 Housing Element and Technical Appendix
Attachment T: Site Priority List with Criteria
Attachment U: Land Use Map, Zoning Map and Muni Code Amendments
Attachment V: Zoning Text Amendments
Attachment W: Specific Plan Amendments
Attachment X: PC Study Session Staff Report (09/09/14)
Attachment Y: CC Study Session Staff Report (10/07/14)
Attachment Z: Draft EIR (06/18/14)
Attachment AA: Responses to Comments (08/28/14)
Attachment BB: Supplemental Text Revisions Memo (11/03/14)
Attachment CC: Updated Late Comments Memo (11/22/14)
Attachment DD: ERC Recommendation
Attachment EE: General Plan and Housing Element Public Comments
Attachment FF: City Council Meeting Comments (11/10/14)
Attachment GG: Applicability of SB 50
Attachment HH: Community Meeting Questions & Comments (11/20/14)


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Community Workshop (11/20/2014)

The City of Cupertino held a community workshop on the Housing Element Update on November 20, 2014. Every City in California is required to have a Housing Element per State Law. As part of the Housing Element, the City of Cupertino is required to identify sites for approximately 1,400 units for the eight-year period from 2014-2022. For the past eighteen months the City has also been working on General Plan Amendment requests for additional height and office allocations, and land use changes on sites from a number of property owners, including the Vallco Shopping District. To date, the City has sent out postcards to every postal customer in the City on three separate occasions during the project and has held about 25 meetings and workshops to collect input regarding the amendment requests, ideas for the Vallco Shopping District and identify appropriate sites for the Housing Element.

In response to community concerns regarding housing and development, the City hosted a community workshop to answer questions regarding the Housing Element and State Law requirements. At the workshop, the community is invited to participate in a discussion regarding the Housing Element requirements and the General Plan. 

Click here for additional information about the Housing Element project 

Community Workshop
November 20, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Room
10185 N Stelling Road

Agenda
Presentation
Housing Sites Map (blank)
Housing Sites Summary Maps (table groups)
Question Note Cards
Comment Cards

Workshop Video


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City Council Special Meeting (11/10/2014)

The Cupertino City Council will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to its General Plan, including the Housing Element and Heart of the City Specific Plan, and Municipal Code Amendments to conform with the General Plan. The ordinances involve Below Market Rate Housing, Density Bonuses, Parkland Dedications, and zoning changes to conform to the new General Plan. Council will also consider certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for these items. The City encourages everyone to participate in these matters of significant importance to Cupertino.

During this hearing, the Council will consider all types of Citywide development policies and parameters, including heights, densities, land uses, commercial, office, and residential, including properties within the Heart of the City, Homestead, North Vallco, North De Anza, South De Anza, South Vallco Special Areas and the Vallco Shopping District. The Council will also consider prioritizing properties for housing to send to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development. More information including, technical reports and staff reports, are available below or in the City’s Community Development Department.

City Council Special Meeting
November 10, 2014, starting at 6:45 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue (next to the library)

Presentation

Staff Report
Attachment A: Certification of the EIR
Attachment B: Adoption of General Plan and Land Use Amendments
Attachment C: Housing Element Updates
Attachment D: Zoning Map Amendments
Attachment E: Municipal Code Amendments
Attachment F: Specific Plan Amendment
Attachment G: Planning Commission Resolutions
Attachment H: Alternate CEQA Findings
Attachment I: Planning Commission Staff Report (10-14-14)
Attachment J: Housing Commission, Planning Commission, City Council prior staff reports
Attachment K: Concept Alternative Maps
Attachment L: Approved Planning Commission Minutes (10-14-14 and 10-20-14)
Attachment M: General Plan and Housing Element errata since PC recommendation (10-20-14)
Attachment N: Balanced Plan Map (revised)
Attachment O: Planning Commission Recommendation Map (revised)
Attachment P: Market Study
Attachment Q: Retail Strategy Report
Attachment R: Housing Commission staff report
Attachment S: 2007-2014 Housing Element and Technical Appendix
Attachment T: Site Priority List with Criteria
Attachment U: Summary of Land Use Map, Zoning Map and Muni Code Amendments
Attachment V: Zoning Text Amendments with Redlines
Attachment W: Specific Plan Amendments with Redlines
Attachment X: PC Study Session Staff report (9-9-14)
Attachment Y: CC Study Session staff report (10-7-14)
Attachment Z: Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Attachment AA:  Responses to Comments
Attachment BB: Supplemental Text Revisions Memo
Attachment CC: Updated Late Comments Memo
Attachment DD: ERC Recommendation
Attachment EE: Public Comments related to the General Plan and Housing Element

Project Component Summary Map
This map lists parcels which are under consideration for either a General Plan designation, Zoning designation or as a Priority Housing Site. 


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Planning Commission Public Hearings

The Planning Commission will hold formal public hearings to discuss the General Plan Amendment, Housing Element Update and associated zoning amendments. The outcome of these hearings will be the Planning Commission's formal recommendation on the project to the City Council. The Cupertino community is encouraged to attend the public hearings, and there will be opportunities for the community to ask questions and submit comments on the project.

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Planning Commission Public Hearing #2
Monday, October 20, 2014 starting at 6:45 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall (next to the library)
*Note: this hearing is a continuation of the October 14, 2014, public hearing 

Agenda

Staff Report (see links under Hearing #1)

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Planning Commission Public Hearing #1
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 starting at 6:45 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall (next to the library) 

Agenda

Full Staff Report (note: the full report is 114 mb)

Staff Report and Attachments (individual files)
Staff Report
Attachment 1: Draft Resolution/Recommendations
Attachment 2: General Plan and Land Use Map Amendments
Attachment 3: Draft 2014‐2022 Housing Element
Attachment 4: Zoning Map Amendments
Attachment 5: Municipal Code Amendments
Attachment 6: Specific Plan Amendment
Attachment 7: GPA and Housing Element Staff Reports
Attachment 8: Concept Alternative Maps
Attachment 9: Market Study
Attachment 10: Retail Strategy Report
Attachment 11: 2007‐2014 Housing Element and Technical Appendix
Attachment 12: Housing Commission staff report
Attachment 13: Site Priority List with Criteria
Attachment 14: Summary of Land Use Map and Zoning Amendments
Attachment 15: Zoning Text Amendments
Attachment 16: Heart of the City Specific Plan Amendment
Attachment 17: Planning Commission Study Session Staff Report 
Attachment 18: City Council Study Session Staff Report 
Attachment 19: Draft Environmental Impact Report
Attachment 20: Response to Comments Document 
Attachment 21: Supplemental Text Changes Memo
Attachment 22: Updated Late Comments Memo
Attachment 23: Environmental Review Committee Recommendation
Attachment 24: Reponses to Public Comments Related to GPA and HE



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Study Sessions on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

The Planning Commission, Environmental Review Committee and City Council will hold study sessions to review and discuss the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared on the proposed General Plan Amendment, Housing Element Update and associated zoning amendments. Each study session will provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions and submit comments on the project.

The full report can be viewed here: 
Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

City Council Study Session
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 starting at 3:00 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall (next to the library)

Agenda 

Environmental Review Committee Study Session
Thursday, October 2, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m.
City Hall, EOC Room

Agenda

Planning Commission Study Session
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, starting at 6:45 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall (next to the library)

Agenda
Presentation
Staff Report
Attachment 1: Responses to Comments
Attachment 2: Draft Environmental Impact Report
Attachment 3: Late Comments memo from Placeworks


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Community Open House

The City held an Open House on September 16, 2014, to present the changes proposed to the General Plan and Housing Element. The meeting provided an opportunity for the community to ask questions and submit comments on the project. 

Presentation

 


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Planning Commission Study Session on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

The Planning Commission will hold a study session to discuss the Environmental Impact Report prepared for the General Plan Amendment, Housing Element Update and associated rezoning. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions and submit comments on the project.

When: September 9, 2014, starting at 6:45 p.m.

Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue (next to the Library) 

Agenda
Presentation
Staff Report
Attachment 1: Responses to Comments
Attachment 2: Draft Environmental Impact Report
Attachment 3: Late Comments memo from Placeworks


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Response to Comments (RTC) Document of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

The Response to Comments (RTC) Document of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is now available. The RTC document and the Draft EIR together comprise the Final EIR. Prior to final action on the project, the City Council must certify that the Final EIR has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. Final decision on the project is expected in late Fall 2014. Any interested persons may attend the following Study Sessions on the Final EIR which will be held at the Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue (next to the library):

Planning Commission, September 9, 2014, 6:45 p.m.

City Council, October 7, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Response to Comments Document
Appendix A


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Housing Commission Special Meeting

The Housing Commission held a special meeting on August 28, 2014 to review and make a recommendation on the draft Housing Element and associated zoning amendments. The meeting provided an opportunity for the community to ask questions and submit comments on the project.

Staff Report
Attachment 1: Housing Commission Resolution
Attachment 2: 2007-2014 Housing Element, Adopted 2010
Attachment 3: Letter/Email from Valley Church
Attachment 4: Housing Element Comment Letters

Meeting Video

 


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Climate Action Plan Study Sessions

The City Council and Planning Commission each held a study session to receive an update on the Climate Action Plan (CAP) efforts, review greenhouse gas reduction measures to be considered for analysis in the environmental review process, and hear public comments and questions. 

Planning Commission Study Session
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall (next to the library)

Agenda
Staff Report
Attachment A: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories
Attachment B: Neighboring CAPs and Targets
Attachment C: Proposed CAP Measures and Actions
Attachment D: Community Input Collected
Attachment E: Existing City Actions
Attachment F: Expanded & New City and Community Actions
Attachment G: CAP Milestones Schedule

City Council Study Session
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at UPDATED TIME 5:05 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall (next to the library)

Agenda
Staff Report
Attachment 1: Planning Commission Packet


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Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

In June 2014, the City published a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that analyzes the potential environmental impacts related to the draft General Plan Amendment and Housing Element Update. This document, which fulfills the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is a key analytical and resource document for the community and decision makers. The complete Draft EIR is available to download and view by clicking the following links: 

Draft EIR Volume I
Draft EIR Volume II
Draft EIR Appendices

Individual chapters are available here

Hard copies are also available for review at City Hall, local libraries in the City and in surrounding communities. The public review and comment period for the Draft EIR began on June 18, 2014 and ended on August 1, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Responses to all written comments regarding the adequacy of the Draft EIR received during the formal public review and comment period will be provided in the Final EIR, expected to be published in August 2014. Comments received after August 1, 2014, will be included as informational items in subsequent Planning Commission and City Council staff reports (if recieved by the City prior to staff reports being finalized/published). 

Click Here to Submit Draft EIR Comments Online

Please view the Notice of Availability for complete information on the public comment period and ways to submit comments.


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Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Comment Meeting

The City held a public meeting on June 24, 2014, at Cupertino Community Hall to present the recently published Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The EIR analyzes the potential environmental impacts related to the draft General Plan Amendment and Housing Element Update. This meeting provided an opportunity for the community to learn about the EIR and submit comments.


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Climate Action Plan Community Workshop #2

The City held the second of two community workshops for the Cupertino Climate Action Plan (CAP) on June 4, 2014. At this workshop, participants reviewed the goals of the CAP, learned about community input received to date, and discussed proposed measures in greater detail. Attendees participated in facilitated small group discussions to comment on proposed high-impact emissions reduction actions and associated implementation strategies for the City, residents and businesses.

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Presentation
Local Climate Action Plan Measures


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Climate Action Plan Community Workshop #1

The City held a community workshop on May 14, 2014, to introduce draft climate actions to the public. At this event, staff gave a presentation on the regulatory drivers, planning process and supporting City and regional environmental efforts. Participants had the opportunity to review current and proposed strategies in the energy, natural resources and transportation/land use sectors. Participants were also encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions to the City.

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Housing Commission Study Session on Housing Element Policy

The Housing Commission and the public are invited to discuss Housing Element goals, policies, and implementation programs on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm.  The meeting will be held in City of Cupertino (City Hall) Conference Room C.

Staff Report


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General Plan Amendment/Housing Element Environmental Scoping Meeting

The City held an Environmental Scoping Meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Avenue, next to the library). The meeting provided an opportunity for the community to comment on the scope and content of the EIR.  A summary of the proposed project and information on how to submit your comments is provided on the Notice of Preparation. 

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Notice of Preparation (NOP)
EIR Scoping Meeting Comments

Meeting Video


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Retail Strategy Report

In March 2014, the City published a Retail Strategy Report that analyzes each General Plan Amendment Study Area’s suitability specifically for retail development. The report is intended to help inform community discussions regarding potential changes to future land uses, heights and intensities, and development allocations along Cupertino's major mixed-use corridors. The report pays particular attention to future repositioning or revitalization options for the Vallco Shopping Mall and larger shopping district.

Retail Strategy Report



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Planning Commission Open House and Study Session

The Planning Commission held a community Open House and Study Session on February 19, 2014, at Cupertino Community Hall. The purpose of the event was to present and discuss the draft Concept Alternatives report and Housing Element sites. This included an hour Open House when members of the community could ask questions of City staff and the project consultants. This was followed by a more formal Study Session where the Planning Commission heard public comments and provided direction to staff. 

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Video

General Plan Amendment Staff Report
1: August 21, 2012 City Council Staff Report and Meeting Minutes
2: March 5, 2013 City Council Staff Report and Meeting Minutes
3: Settings and Opportunities Report
4: Market Study
5: Concept Alternatives Report
6: Comparison of Alternatives with the 2005 General Plan
7: Community Workshop #1 Summary
8: Mobility and Design Concepts Input Summary

Housing Element Update Staff Report
1: Housing Commission Report, February 12, 2014
2: Potential 2015-2023 Housing Element Sites Map, with HC Priorities Indicated
3: Potential 2015-2013 Housing Element Sites Summary Table, with HC Priorities Indicated


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Concept Alternatives Report

In February 2014, the City published a Concept Alternatives Report that frames the public discussion on choices for the future of Cupertino. The report summarizes a major step in the General Plan Amendment process – the presentation and analysis of several Concept Alternatives that have emerged from an extensive community outreach and participation process. Each of the alternatives identifies a possible future scenario for Cupertino. The analysis at the end of the report provides specific detail on the potential benefits and drawbacks of each alternative.

Concept Alternatives Report


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Mobility and Design Concepts Input Summary

In October 2013, the City began the Concept Alternatives phase of the General Plan Amendment process. This part of the process involved extensive community outreach and engagement, including four public workshops/meetings and an interactive online survey. The purpose of this outreach was to solicit community input and ideas on future land use, height, mobility and urban design changes. Participants also contributed their ideas for the future of the Vallco Shopping Mall and larger district.

Because the workshops, meetings and online survey largely covered the same questions and exercises, the City prepared a comprehensive summary of community input received during this part of the General Plan Amendment process. This report summarizes community input from the following:

-  Community-wide Workshop #2, October 23, 2013
-  Neighborhood Meeting, December 5, 2013
-  Chamber of Commerce Meeting, January 29, 2014
-  Neighborhood Block Leaders Meeting, January 29, 2014
-  Online Community Design Survey, Nov 2013 – Jan 2014

Mobility and Design Concepts Input Summary


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Market Study

In February 2014, the City published a detailed Market Study that provides background information on demographic and employment trends in Cupertino, Santa Clara County and the greater Bay Area. It assesses market trends and demand for new residential, retail, hotel and office development in Cupertino. This includes an analysis for how increased development allocation responds to market demands.

Market Study


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Neighborhood Meeting

The City held a Neighborhood Meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the EOC room in City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss community ideas for future uses, design and mobility concepts along major mixed-use corridors and within the Vallco Shopping District. The meeting included a project overview presentation and two group exercises. 

Agenda
Newsletter #2
Presentation
Mobility and Design Concepts Input Summary


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Community-wide Workshop #2

The City held a second Community-wide Workshop on October 23, 2013, to discuss community ideas for future uses, design and mobility concepts along major mixed-use corridors and within the Vallco Shopping District. Click on the following links to view workshop materials:


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Settings and Opportunities Report

In September 2013, the City published a comprehensive Settings and Opportunities Report that provides an overview of the General Plan Amendment project, a summary of the current planning context in Cupertino, and a detailed analysis of each of the seven project Study Areas. The report also includes an initial list of key findings and opportunities. 

Cover and Contents
1: Introduction
II: Planning Context
III: Study Areas
IV: Findings and Opportunities
V: Sources and Credits


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Community-wide Workshop #1

The City held the first Community-wide Workshop on July 18, 2013, to kick off the project and solicit the community's thoughts and ideas on the key assets, challenges and opportunities facing Cupertino. Click on the following links to view workshop materials:

Agenda
Newsletter #1
Presentation
Citywide Map
Corridor and Study Areas Map
Community-wide Workshop #1 Summary

Workshop Video

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