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December 16, 2009 > Planning Commission report

Planning Commission report

City staff will post the following list of accomplishments of the Planning Commission for the year 2009. "Having it simplified like this is very useful for anybody that really wants to understand what the Planning Commission is" said Commissioner Noella Tabladillo.

Zoning Ordinance Format Changes:
Consolidated and streamlined the zoning ordinance making it easier to understand and implement. The City Council adopted these recommendations.

Industrial Park Preservation Ordinance:
Recommended approval of Industrial Park preservation Ordinance allowing only business related establishments in the City's industrial zoning districts. The City Council adopted these recommendations.

Parking Ordinance Amendments:
Recommended approval of changes to the City's Parking Ordinance regarding the number of parking space and design standards for parking spaces and parking lots. The City Council adopted these recommendations.

Green Building Ordinance:
The Commission recommended incorporating green building practices into Milpitas Municipal Code. The City Council adopted these recommendations.

Midtown Walking Tour:
Initiated a walking tour within the Midtown Specific Plan area to view implementation of the Specific Plan and future opportunity sites.

Campus at McCarthy Ranch Office Development:
Recommended further development of an existing office campus by adding 424,814 square feet of new office space in six, five-story buildings and constructing an elevated parking deck. When built out, the total square footage of the campus would be 1,415,814 square feet. The project is located at 205 N. McCarthy Ranch Boulevard.

Seasons Marketplace:
Approved the redevelopment and renovation of a vacant "big box" commercial building into a retail center. The project includes site and building modifications, a 26,669 square foot two-story addition, exterior upgrade of the building facade, and a 32,975 square foot food market. The project site is located at 1535 Landess Avenue.

South Main Street Senior Housing Project DDA:
The commission approved of a request for a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) between the Milpitas Redevelopment Agency and South Main Senior Lifestyle LLC involving the purchase of 5.94 acres and the 387 housing units including senior and multi-family phases.

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