Draft El Camino Real Precise Plan – Proposed Changes

In August, the Draft El Camino Real Precise Plan was released. Proposed changes to the Draft are now available. These changes are based on public comment, City Council direction, Environmental Planning Commission direction, and further analysis.

A Final Environmental Impact Report and Response to Comments are also available.

Please go here for more information and to review the proposed changes.

Upcoming public hearing dates are tentatively scheduled for:

  • Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) Public Hearing on November 13, 2014.
  • City Council Public Hearing on November 17, 2014.


Public Draft of the El Camino Real Precise Plan

We are pleased to present the Public Draft of the El Camino Real Precise Plan. Please review it, and provide any comments or questions here.

The City of Mountain View has drafted the El Camino Real Precise Plan to implement the 2030 General Plan’s policy direction for this area. The 2030 General Plan identifies El Camino Real as a place where a new mix of land uses fosters a more walkable and transit-friendly corridor.

The Draft Precise Plan contains development standards, such as setbacks and height limits; allowed land use uses; architectural design guidelines; and an implementation program for public improvements. The City has also prepared the Draft Environmental Impact Report to disclose environmental information and potentially significant impacts resulting from implementation of the Precise Plan.

Alternatives Briefing Book

An alternatives Briefing Book that addresses ground floor land use, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, height, and scale was prepared in December 2013. Click here to review alternative strategies for the El Camino Real Precise Plan Area. These alternatives were presented at the public workshop (below).

View Materials from the Joint Public Workshop

The City of Mountain View held a joint public workshop for the San Antonio and El Camino Real precise plans on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Mountain View Senior Center.

Upcoming Joint Public Workshop for the San Antonio and El Camino Real Precise Plans

The Mountain View City Council adopted a new General Plan on July 10, 2012. To implement the General Plan, new precise plans are being created in the San Antonio and El Camino Real areas. The precise plans will contain new development standards and regulations.
Information on the precise plans may be found on the project websites:

The City of Mountain View will hold a joint public workshop for the precise plans on:
Saturday, January 11, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

at the Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040

The workshop is an opportunity to discuss draft land use, urban design and transportation options for the precise plan areas. Public input at the workshop will be shared with the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) and City Council in subsequent public hearings tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2014 (EPC) and February 4, 2014 (Council).

Contact the Community Development Department at (650)903-6306 or community.dev@mountainview.gov if you have questions or to sign up for notifications of future meetings.

Start the conversation early, by visiting the project websites’ Open Town Hall forums to contribute photos of what you would like to see in these areas and how you think they can be improved. Interested members of the public are encouraged to participate online before the workshop.

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