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VTA Development Review Annual Report

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VTA recently released its second “Development Review Annual Report” based on VTA’s review of proposed development and transportation projects throughout Santa Clara County.

VTA reviews and comments on such projects to improve land use/transportation coordination, promote alternative travel modes, and encourage a balanced approach to addressing congestion. VTA prepares quarterly reports about our reviews.

VTA’s new “Development Review Annual Report” for 2015 documents the facts (e.g., projects reviewed and VTA comments) but also interprets the significance of the development activity over the year for VTA and local agencies.

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VTA Development Review Annual Report

  1. 1. Web Version May 13, 2016 VTA Development Review Program Annual Report for 2015
  2. 2. 1 Presentation Outline I. Background II. Data Snapshot a. Development Review Activity for 2015 b. Select Projects Under Construction in 2015 III. Key Themes for 2015 http://www.relatedsantaclara.com/renderings/ http://www.cupertino.org/vallcohttp://www.skyscrapercity.org
  3. 3. 2 Background VTA reviews, analyzes, and tracks land use developments within and near Santa Clara County to improve land use/transportation coordination, promote alternative travel modes, and encourage a balanced approach to addressing congestion. • Development Review Program – Comment on development and plan applications, track and report project approvals. • Major Development Construction – Track significant development projects. • Congestion Management Program (CMP) Monitoring Report – Track and analyze land use approval data submitted by Member Agencies (15 cities plus County of Santa Clara)
  4. 4. 3 Development Review Activity for 2015 Countywide/Citywide Plans • Campbell Housing Element • County Health Element • Cupertino Community Vision 2040 & Housing Element • Gilroy General Plan Update • Morgan Hill Horizon 2035 • Menlo Park General Plan Update • San Jose Envision 2040 SEIR • San Jose General Plan Amendments • Sunnyvale Land Use & Transportation Element (LUTE)
  5. 5. 4 Select Projects Under Construction or Completed in 2015 Map shows major projects (greater than 100 units residential or 50,000 sq. ft. non- residential) known to VTA staff to be under construction or completed in 2015.
  6. 6. 5 Key Themes of 2015 Annual Report 1. Major Projects and Plans: Development Boom Continues Around the County 2. Transit-Oriented Development and Transit Operations: Prioritizing the ‘T’ in TOD 3. Emerging Mixed-Use Districts: Single-Use Areas Get a Make-Over 4. Transportation Demand Management: Cities Get Serious About Reducing Car Trips 5. Ensuring Safe and Comfortable Sidewalks: Getting the Details Right
  7. 7. 6 • Major Projects and Plans that were reviewed by VTA or approved by Member Agencies in 2015: • Commercial/Employment-Focused: 8 Projects • Projects > 1 million gross square feet of office • Project with significant retail • Residential-Focused: 5 Projects • Projects > 1,000 housing units Major Projects and Plans: Development Boom Continues Throughout the County
  8. 8. 7 Major Projects and Plans: Development Boom Continues Throughout the County 1. City Place, Santa Clara • Up to 6.7 M g.s.f office • Proposed • 1.5 M g.s.f retail/entertainment • 700 hotel rooms • Up to 1,360 residential units 3. Dell Avenue Area Plan, Campbell • 2.3 M net new s.f. office • Proposed • 20K net new s.f. retail • 300 residential units 2. The Hills at Vallco, Cupertino • 2 M g.s.f. office • Proposed • 625K g.s.f. retail/entertainment • 800 residential units • Replacing 1.3 M s.f. existing retail Commercial/Employment-Focused Projects Related Santa Clara Public Presentation October 2015 http://thehillsatvallco.com/?page_id=213 4. Peery Park Specific Plan, Sunnyvale • 2 M net new s.f. office • Proposed • 200K net new s.f. retail • 215 residential units Dell Avenue Area Plan, City of Campbell, June 2015 Peery Park Specific Plan Initial Study, City of Campbell, June 2015
  9. 9. 8 Major Projects and Plans: Development Boom Continues Throughout the County 5. Moffett Towers II, Sunnyvale • 1.65 M g.s.f. office • Proposed • Replacing 924,500 s.f. existing office 7. Santana West, San Jose • 1 M g.s.f. office • Proposed • 29K g.s.f. retail 6. Lawrence Station Area Plan, Sunnyvale • 1.2 M net new s.f. office • Proposed • 2,323 residential units Commercial/Employment-Focused Projects http://www.moffett-towers.com/index.htm http://www.lawrencestationinsunnyvale.org/#!Mixed-use land use alternative/zoom/c1fs9/imageij4 8. North 40 Specific Plan, Los Gatos • 125K g.s.f. office • Approved • 400K g.s.f. retail • 364 residential units • Up to 150 hotel rooms http://news.theregistrysf.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Federa-Realty-Santana-Row-San-Jose-real-estate-The-Registry.png North 40 Specific Plan, Town of Los Gatos, June 2015
  10. 10. 9 Major Projects and Plans: Development Boom Continues Throughout the County 1. Downtown Strategy EIR Update, San Jose • 4,000 residential units • Proposed 3. Lawrence Station Plan, SC • 3.500 residential units • Proposed • 104K s.f. retail 2. N. Gilroy Neighborhoods Plan • 3.996 residential units • Approved Dec. 2015 • 337K s.f. office (rescinded Jan. 2016) Residential-Focused Projects San Jose Greater Downtown Strategy for Development, SJDA, January 2001 North Gilroy Neighborhoods Districts Urban Service Area DEIR, EMC Planning, Aug 2015 5. The District, Milpitas • 1,169 residential units • Approved • 84K s.f. retail Lawnrence Station Area Plan NOP, City of Santa Clara, September 2015 http://news.theregistrysf.com/milpitas-on-track-with-its-great-mall-district-redevelopment/ 4. Santa Clara Sq, Santa Clara • 1,800 residential units • Approved • 40K s.f. retail https://www.irvinecompany.com/santa-clara-square
  11. 11. 10 Transit Oriented Development & Transit Operations: Prioritizing the ‘T’ in TOD • Safety and operational efficiency are VTA priorities; travel time competitiveness is important for VTA and its customers. • VTA supports TOD projects next to rail stations and frequent bus lines. • VTA works with local agencies to consider potential impacts to safety, travel time and reliability on VTA services. City Place, Santa Clara • Project proposes new signalized intersection Tasman Drive crossing light rail tracks. • VTA requests Transit Signal Pre-emption for light rail vehicles. http://goo.gl/maps/7AJjgqaw6Bn Related Santa Clara Public Presentation October 2015
  12. 12. 11 Transit Oriented Development & Transit Operations: Prioritizing the ‘T’ in TOD Park View Towers and Marshall Squares, San Jose • Project will increase utilization of existing driveways/crossings at LRT tracks. • VTA recommended protected crossings and ongoing coordination. http://media.bizj.us/view/img/6276691/20150424park-view-towers-dan-yvonneview11* 1200xx4000-2250-0-226.jpg http://www.mercurynews.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?contentItem RelationshipId=6610171 Projects within Santana Row / Valley Fair / Winchester Urban Village Area • Projects will increase congestion on Stevens Creek/Winchester, affecting core VTA bus service. • VTA recommended measures/contributions to prioritize bus movement. MARSHALL SQUARESPARK VIEW TOWERS http://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/BynUbzE3d5v6IUE r0dxBPw/o.jpg ST. JAMES PARK LRT STATION http://binged.it/1n1bWAZ S T E V E N S C R E E K B L V D http://news.theregistrysf.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Federa -Realty-Santana-Row-San-Jose-real-estate-The-Registry.png http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/11/30/ exclusive-25-story-mixed-use-tower-proposed-for.html VOLARSANTANA WEST PORTION OF TRI-VILLAGE AREA
  13. 13. 12 Emerging Mixed Use Districts: Single Use Areas Get a Make-Over Santana Row/Valley Fair Area • Volar Mixed Use (Pictured) – 330 residential units, 30,000 s.f. office and 20,000 s.f. retail (proposed) • Santana West – 970,000 s.f. office and 29,000 s.f. retail (proposed) • Santana Row Expansion – 510,000 s.f. office, 55,000 s.f. retail (approved) • 500 Santana Row – 234,000 s.f. office (under construction) • Valley Fair Expansion – 650,000 s.f. additional retail (approved) • 2850 Stevens Creek Hotel – 138 rooms, 12-story (pending approval) http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/11/30/exclusive-25-story-mixed-use-tower-proposed-for.html Santa Clara Square • Adding residential & retail to Bowers/Scott office district • Residential/mixed use project (1,800 units and 40k s.f. retail) approved December 2015 • Retail center (125k s.f., includes Whole Foods) approved 2014, under construction https://www.irvinecompany.com/santa-clara-square
  14. 14. 13 City of Mountain View 11-10-2015 City Council Study Session Memo North Bayshore Precise Plan • Council directed staff to study up to 9,100 residential units in employment-dominated area (November 2015) • Precise Plan Update expected to take approximately 2 years The Hills at Vallco • Proposal to redevelop existing retail center with office, residential, retail, and recreational uses • NOP circulated October 2015 Project Renderings posted to Cupertino website, September 2015 Emerging Mixed Use Districts: Single Use Areas Get a Make-Over
  15. 15. 14 Sunnyvale began requiring third-party monitoring of project trip generation for projects in the Moffett Park Specific Plan; and included 20-35% trip reductions with annual monitoring in the Peery Park Specific Plan. Palo Alto initiated Transportation Management Association (TMA) to balance Downtown parking needs and neighborhood quality of life. http://www.paloaltotma.org/ Mountain View included 45% single occupant vehicle (SOV) mode share goal, trip caps and annual monitoring in the North Bayshore Precise Plan; first Trip Monitoring Report accepted by Council in June 2015 Peery Park Specific Plan Initial Study, June 2015 North Bayshore Precise Plan Trip Monitoring Report, June 2015 Transportation Demand Management: Cities Get Serious About Reducing Car Trips
  16. 16. Ensuring Safe & Comfortable Sidewalks: Getting the Details Right • Pedestrian safety and comfort on a roadway is influenced by the width and quality of the buffer between the sidewalk and the roadway. Supported by nationally recognized standards, e.g. Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 2010, and National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). • VTA reviewed 92 total projects in 2015 • Provided pedestrian accommodation comments on 67 projects, of which VTA recommended that 40 projects provide detached, buffered sidewalks. 15
  17. 17. Ensuring Safe & Comfortable Sidewalks: Getting the Details Right 2011 Condition -Attached sidewalks http://goo.gl/maps/h3zBLwibp6o 2011 Condition – Attached sidewalks 2015 As-Built Condition – Attached sidewalks Google Earth Imagery 3/2015Google Earh Imagery 10/2011 16
  18. 18. Ensuring Safe & Comfortable Sidewalks: Getting the Details Right Proposed Site Plan Existing Street View https://goo.gl/maps/KpWSaBYZfjM2 17 Existing Condition -Attached sidewalks Proposed Street Section – Detached and buffered sidewalks BuildingFaçade Proposed Site Plan – Detached and buffered sidewalks Butcher’s Corner Drawing Set Jan. 2015, Sunnyvale Butcher’sCornerDrawingSetJan.2015,Sunnyvale

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