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General Plan. Master/Specific/Conceptual Plans

  • General Plan: Community Vision 2040
    On December 4, 2014, the City Council formally adopted an amended General Plan for Cupertino known as Community Vision 2040. The General Plan is a State-mandated document and provides the vision for Cupertino’s future. It sets the City’s policy direction in a number of areas including land use, mobility, housing, open space, infrastructure, public health and safety, and sustainability through specific goals, policies and strategies.
  • General Plan 2000 - 2020
    The Cupertino General Plan is a roadmap to the future that encompasses the hopes, aspirations, values and dreams of the community. It provides a vision of the City’s future by integrating the aspirations of residents, businesses and officials into a comprehensive strategy for guiding future development and managing change. The General Plan describes the long-term goals for the City’s future and guides daily decision-making. The time frame of the Plan is 2000-2020. The Plan contains the City’s official policies on land use and community design, transportation, housing, environmental resources and health and safety. It provides guidance about growth, housing, transportation, neighborhood improvement and municipal service delivery. A comprehensive review of Cupertino’s General Plan began in early 2001 and was completed on November 15, 2005, when the City Council adopted amendments to the General Plan. The adopted plan was based on a draft prepared by a 72-member General Plan Task Force, which met between July and December 2003.

Different areas of the city have specific plan regulations that are applicable to them. Your property may be subject to the requirements of a Specific Plan. Check which Specific Plan area, if any, you belong to.


Which Specific Plan, Conceptual Plan or Special Zoning District?

To find out if your property is part of a specific plan, conceptual plan or special zoning district either:

  • Download Specific Plan Map
  • Contact the Planning Department at 408.777.3308

      Specific Plans
      Specific Plans are adopted for the systematic implementation of the general plan for a defined smaller portion of a community's planning area. A specific plan must specify in detail the development standards and requirements relating to density, lot size and shape, siting of buildings, setbacks, circulation, drainage, landscaping, architecture, water, sewer, public facilities, grading, open space, financing and any other element needed for proper development of the property.

        Master Plans
        Document that describes, in narrative and with maps, an overall development concept including both present property uses as well as future land development plans. The plan may be prepared by a local government to guide private and public development or by a developer on a specific project.

        Conceptual Plans
        Conceptual Plans delineate policies for the development for development of certain sections within the City's General Plan Area.

        Special Zoning Areas

        West Valley Industrial Park
        MP and OP Zones 

         

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      Last updated: 12/16/2014 4:24:58 PM