The 2017 Hearing Draft Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE), currently available for public review, is part of the Sunnyvale General Plan. Interested parties may wish to attend the upcoming Planning Commission Hearing on March 27th and City Council hearing, likely in mid-April. The LUTE is an important document that establishes the goals and policies for the physical development and appearance of the city as well as for the transportation system. Everything you see built around you is affected by the LUTE and CAP — from the air and water, to the roadways and sidewalks, to the smallest or largest buildings in Sunnyvale.
The 2007 Sunnyvale Community Vision: A Guiding Framework for General Planning will guide the update process and the development of the LUTE document. The updated document is expected to provide guidance relating to economic development, incorporation of smart growth concepts, green technology and principles, and preservation and enhancement of existing neighborhoods. In addition, the LUTE update will include an effective series of focused land use and transportation policies, as well as and action strategies to address the City’s desire to be a regional leader in environmental sustainability.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was made available for the CEQA required 45-day public review and comment period from August 26, 2016 through October 11, 2016. The LUTE FEIR analyzes the potential environmental impacts of LUTE policies and mitigates those impacts to a less than significant level, if feasible. The EIR is available for the CEQA required 45- day public review and comment period from August 26, 2016 through October 11, 2016. See the Notice of Availability for more details. The EIR will streamline the review of potential development projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when those proposed projects are consistent with applicable policy documents.
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