Location: Cupertino Civic Center – bounded by Rodrigues and Torre Avenues, Pacifica Drive, and Regnart Creek.
Description: Further development of a plan alternative from the 2012 Civic Center Master Plan Framework into a singular master plan. The master plan will serve as the long-range vision for development of the Civic Center campus.
Status: Project work began in March 2014. Stakeholder and community meetings were held in May and July 2014, respectively. Council selected a Preferred Project in October 2014 which includes a new City Hall up to 40,000 square feet in size with additional parking for at least 100 vehicles below the City Hall, and the addition of the Program Room to the Library with a capacity to seat up to 130 visitors and with direct access from the exterior of the Library. At its February 3, 2015 meeting Council further directed staff to include an option for adding a surface parking lot at the east end of Library Field, allowing direct access from Pacific Drive and connecting to the existing Library parking lot.
The preferred project directed by Council was further developed and refined for consideration by Council, along with an Initial Study and a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project. The Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Initial Study for the project was posted for public review and comment on May 15, 2015, and the project was reviewed by the Environmental Review Committee on June 25, 2015. The ERC found the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration to be complete and adequate. Council considered the project at a regularly scheduled hearing on July 7, 2015, and approved the Civic Center Master Plan, electing to not include the option for an additional surface parking lot, and adopted the Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Initial Study. Council also directed staff to move directly to begin design to implement the master plan.
At its August 18, 2015 meeting, Council considered whether to fund an architectural services agreement. Council did not approve the architectural services agreement and directed staff to provide more information on financing options for implementing the master plan.
On October 16, 2015 Council received the Report on Lease Financing which was considered and discussed at the November 17, 2015 meeting of Council. Council directed staff to 1) explore options for cost of $40 million (financed plus cash). 2) explore option of leasing 40,000 square feet, and 3) explore possibility of building the proposed project for half the cost.
Staff transmitted the following information to Council on December 10, 2015:
Study Session on the Civic Center Master Plan – Financing Alternatives and Affordability Analysis
Posted below is the staff report with attachment considered by Council at its November 17, 2015 study session.
Council Approved Master Plan – Final Documents
Posted below is the Final Civic Center Master Plan document inclusive of the Council direction for the plan given at the July 7, 2015 council meeting.
Council approved the Civic Center Master Plan and adopted the Mitigated Negative Declaration. The approved master plan, appendix, and Mitigated Negative Declaration are posted below.
Council Consideration of the Project
The final draft of the proposed Civic Center Master Plan will be considered by Council at its July 7, 2015 meeting. The staff report and the final draft of the Civic Center Master Plan, and all related documents are posted below for viewing.
- Civic Center Master Plan
- Civic Center master plan Appendix
- Library Expansion Study
- Mitigted Negative Declaration
- Responses to Initial Study Comments
- Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
- Additional Responses to Public Comments
- Chronology of Council Direction & Community Input
Public Comment Period May 15 - June 15, 2015
- Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
- Cupertino Civic Center Master Plan Initial Study
City Council Meeting October 21, 2014
City Council Meting, March 4, 2014
City Council Meeting, December 18, 2012