Moffett Park Specific Plan

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Sunnyvale
Document Title
Moffett Park Specific Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
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 • Mobility • Transportation Demand Management and Parking • Infrastructure and Utilities • Implementation 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.

Contact Information

Shaunn Mendrin
Agency Name
City of Sunnyvale
Job Title
Planning Officer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The approximately 1,270-acre Moffet Park Specific Plan area is located in the northernmost portion of the City of Sunnyvale in the County of Santa Clara. The plan area is bounded by: State Route 237 to the south; Moffett Federal Airfield and a golf course to the west; San Francisco Bay, the former Sunnyvale landfill, SMaRT ® Station, water pollution control plant, wastewater treatment ponds, an open-water pond, and Caribbean Drive to the north; and Caribbean Drive and Baylands Park to the east.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Sunnyvale
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Santa Clara
Final Environmental Document Available at


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination

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