Sunnyvale inks plans for 20,000 new homes with Moffett Park Specific Plan

Photo courtesy of Moffett Park Specific Plan.

The Sunnyvale City Council solidified plans this week for up to 20,000 new homes including up to 4,000 affordable homes and 10 million square feet of new commercial space at Moffett Park in the city’s Bayfront area north of 237. On Wednesday, the Council unanimously approved the updated Moffett Park Specific Plan and the related Environmental Impact Report for the 1,156-acre site between Moffett Federal Airfield and Sunnyvale Baylands Park.

Wednesday’s approval follows a five-year effort towards a comprehensive update to the Moffett Park Specific Plan first adopted in 2004. The update “maintains the uniqueness of Moffett Park and creates opportunities for improvements in how we manage every aspect of the district—including urban ecology, sustainability, transportation, housing, and climate change,” according to the plan website.

Plan documents show Moffett Park divided into six complete neighborhoods, each with a unique mix of land uses to create a complete walkable neighborhood oriented around a centralized public open space and activity center and featuring all the services and necessities needed for daily life within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from places of residence or employment. The City will monitor development relative to the Specific Plan goals and development ranges over time and adjust policy to ensure plan implementation.