The project is a City-initiated update of the Moffett Park Specific Plan (Specific Plan). The Specific Plan provides a vision and guiding principles, development standards, and design guidelines for future development within Moffett Park. The primary components of the Specific Plan include:
• Vision and Guiding Principles
• Planning Foundation
• Major Strategies
• Land Use
• Development Standards
• Open Space and Urban Ecology
• Transportation Demand Management and Parking
• Infrastructure and Utilities
The Specific Plan would allow for a net increase of 20,000 residential units, 650,000 square feet (sf) of commercial uses, 10.0 million sf of office/industrial/R&D uses, and 200,000 sf of institutional uses beyond what is currently existing and recently approved. As a result, the buildout of the Specific Plan would result in a total of 20,000 residential units and approximately 33.5 million square feet of commercial, office/industrial/R&D, and institutional uses. The project includes adoption of water supply assessment, amendments to the General Plan, an update to the Green Building Program Table, an amendment to the City’s Master Fee Schedule, repeal and re-adoption of Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 19.29 and other amendments to Title 19 to implement the Specific Plan, addition of SMC Chapter 3.56 to Title 3, and an amendment to the Zoning Plan District Map and re-zoning of parcels.
The City Council approval included amendments on requirements on bird-safe glass, dual water piping, development standards like recessing and floor plate requirements. The City Council action also included adding Artist studio use as allowed use for creation space and adding a definition for Artist Studio that allows no dwelling space as part of it. The City Council exempted Lockheed Martin from providing innovation and creation space, and established a minimum residential density for MP-MU to 36 dwelling unit per acre, which is consistent with the City’s R-4 zoning district. As part of the approval, the City Council requested staff to perform an economic feasibility study to examine architectural, sustainability and community benefits requirement for residential development, and requested name changes for multiple neighborhoods.