East Whisman Precise Plan

City Council has directed staff to develop an East Whisman Precise Plan to implement the 2030 General Plan goals and policies for the area and study new residential land uses in the area. The General Plan identifies East Whisman as a highly-sustainable, transit-oriented employment center with a diversity of land uses.

The new Precise Plan will include development standards, such as building setbacks and height limits, allowed land uses, urban design guidelines, and will identify new public improvements for the area.

Project Schedule

The Precise Plan process will take approximately 2 years and will include a series of community workshops, public meetings and hearings, and environmental review in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) - see the tentative project schedule.

Upcoming Public Meetings

An upcoming public meeting on the Precise Plan is tentatively scheduled for:

  • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Plaza Conference Room on the second floor of City Hall. Meeting agenda and staff report will be available by Friday, January 27th.
  • City Council Study Session on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. Meeting agenda and staff report will be available by Thursday, February 9th.  

Details on the public meeting time, location, and agenda are available online by 5 p.m. the Friday prior to the meeting date at Current City Council Agendas for City Council meetings and EPC Agendas for Environmental Planning Commission meetings. 

Community Workshops

To get input on the development of a new Precise Plan, the City hosts community workshops to engage interested community members in the long-term vision for the area, including property owners, residents, businesses, employees, and other interested individuals.

  • Workshop #1: July 16, 2016. The workshop obtained input from participants on their: (1) vision for East Whisman, (2) location preferences for new land uses in the area (e.g. commercial, residential, mixed-use) and public improvements, and (3) a survey of development style preferences. Approximately 60 members of the public attended the meeting. Following the workshop, an online survey was available from August 2 - 12, 2016 to receive input on similar questions and activities of the workshop and was available for all members of the public.

  • Workshop #2: December 3, 2016. The workshop obtained input from participants on their (1) preferred land use alternative regarding locations and intensity of new development, (2) preferred plan area improvements, and (3) character preferences of two focus areas: the Village Center and Middlefield VTA station.

To receive e-notifications of upcoming meetings, workshops, and available materials on this Precise Plan, please create an account (or login to an existing account) at MyMV and select Public Meetings - East Whisman Precise Plan.

Prior Public Meetings 

The following public meetings on the project have occurred:

  • Study Sessions on Visioning and Land Use
    • Environmental Planning Commission Study Session on August 24, 2016. The meeting agenda and staff report is available online.
    • City Council Study Session on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The meeting agenda and materials are available online (Item 3.1). 

Additional Materials  


Please contact Lindsay Hagan, Senior Planner, by email or phone at (650) 903-6306 for more information or questions.

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