The El Camino Real Specific Plan (project) has been drafted with the goal of enabling the transition of the corridor to a vibrant, mixed-use area with improved streetscapes and safer environments for walking, bicycling, and other modes of transportation. The Specific Plan establishes new land use designations that promote additional housing within the corridor while maintaining existing commercial uses and providing opportunities for additional commercial development. The Specific Plan includes a comprehensive strategy to address land use, economic vitality, urban design, and multimodal connectivity. Key plan components include:
• Potential buildout of 8,500 residential units and 3,980,000 square feet of commercial floor area. This represents a net increase (above existing conditions) of approximately 6,900 residential units and 730,000 square feet of commercial floor area (made up of approximately 426,000 square feet of retail commercial, 80,000 square feet of office commercial, and 224,000 square feet of hotel uses);
• Establishing new base maximum residential densities, objective design guidelines, and development standards for nodes (near major intersections) and segments (areas between nodes);
• Establishing minimum required commercial area for properties with mixed-use zoning;
• Adoption of an Incentives Program, which would allow residential densities on certain sites above the base maximum densities in exchange for voluntary provision of community benefits;
• Modifications to the circulation infrastructure to create an environment that is safe, comfortable, and appealing to users of different modes; and
• Amendments to the Sunnyvale General Plan, Sunnyvale Municipal Code, and associated rezoning.
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