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General Plan Amendment/Housing Element Environmental Scoping Meeting
The City will hold 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 will provide 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: Notice of Preparation (NOP)
When: March 11, 2014, starting at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino
Environmental Impact Report Notice of Preparation (NOP)
The City is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to address the potential environmental impacts associated with the General Plan Amendment, Housing Element Update and associated rezoning project, and is soliciting your comments on the scope and content of the EIR. Community comments will be accepted from Wednesday, March 5, 2014, until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014. A summary of the proposed project and information on how to submit your comments is provided on the Notice of Preparation:
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 revitaization options for the Vallco Shopping Mall and larger shopping district.
City Council Study Session
The City Council held a Study Session on March 4, 2014, at Cupertino Community Hall to discuss and solicit community input on draft Housing Element sites and General Plan Amendment Concept Alternatives.
Planning Commission Open House and Study Session
The Planning Comission 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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: