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File #: 18-647    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/7/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Action on Patrick Henry Drive and Freedom Circle Specific Plan Consultant Contracts and Funding Agreements
Attachments: 1. Patrick Henry Drive and Freedom Circle aerials, 2. Draft contract for the Patrick Henry Drive Specific Plan, 3. Draft funding agreement for the Patrick Henry Drive Specific Plan, 4. Draft contract for the Freedom Circle Specific Plan, 5. Draft funding agreement for the Freedom Circle Specific Plan, 6. Agenda Report
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
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Action on Patrick Henry Drive and Freedom Circle Specific Plan Consultant Contracts and Funding Agreements

Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Following prior City Council direction to commence preparation and issue a Request for Proposals for Specific Plans for the Patrick Henry and Freedom Circle areas in northern Santa Clara, staff has selected a consultant and prepared a draft contract for City Council consideration. Per Council direction and in accordance with the General Plan, preparation of the Specific Plans would be funded by property owners and/or developers with an interest in the Specific Plan area. Funding agreements are also attached for City Council consideration.

Preparation of the Specific Plans would commence once the full amount of funding has been provided by the developers, anticipated to begin in September of this year and to be completed in early 2020. The Specific Plan process will provide for robust community engagement, stakeholder input and coordination with other land use development activities in Santa Clara. The Specific Plan process will also include preparation of prerequisite studies as called for in the General Plan.

BACKGROUND
The City of Santa Clara 2010-2035 General Plan establishes the long-term goals for the City's future and guides daily decision-making related to land use and the delivery of City services. The General Plan was most recently comprehensively updated in 2010. A phasing strategy and the identification of future Focus Areas were key components added into the General Plan as part of the 2010 update. Each Focus Area allows for the conversion of non-residential land to high density residential use in order to support the City's future population growth needs. The General Plan anticipates the preparation of a precise plan (or Specific Plan) for each Focus Area prior to its implementation. The preparation of a precise plan is intended to establish a framework for the successful...

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