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File #: 19-249    Version:
Type: Land Use Regular Agenda Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/8/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/23/2019 Final action:
Title: GPT19-001 & PP19-018 - City-initiated General Plan Text Amendment and San José Downtown Design Guidelines and Standards.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Presentation, 3. Supplemental Memorandum, 4/19/2019, 4. Attachment, 5. Resolution (1), 6. Resolution (2), 7. Memorandum from Peralez, 4/19/2019, 8. Letters from the Public
...Title
GPT19-001 & PP19-018 - City-initiated General Plan Text Amendment and San José Downtown Design Guidelines and Standards.
...Recommendations
(a) Planning Commission recommendation:
(1) Adopt a resolution approving a City-initiated general plan text amendment to delete certain design guidelines relating to site planning, access and circulation, building form, and open space from “Chapter 3. Final Plan Design Guidelines” of the 2014 Diridon Station Area Plan and amend the introductory text under “Section 3.2, Built Form, Guidelines for Site Planning” of the 2014 Diridon Station Area Plan.
(2) Adopt a resolution (i) approving a new “San José Downtown Design Guidelines and Standards” document to replace the existing “2004 Downtown Design Guidelines” for projects generally located in the Downtown area; and (ii) delegating the authority to the Director of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement to make minor clarifications, corrections, or technical changes to the text and diagrams of the San José Downtown Design Guidelines and Standards to be published on the Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement webpage, with the following Planning Commission recommended revisions:
(a) Section 1.1, map on page 3, change the label of Downtown core (2011 General Plan) on the map to "General Plan Downtown Growth Area."
(b) Define "historic building" in Section 2.3, 1c on page 13, and in Section 4.2.4., Applicability, item c on page 38.
(c) Section, 4.4.2.b, "City of San José Voluntary Bird-Friendly Building Design Fact Sheet" shall be mandatory for projects located in the design guidelines boundary.
OR
(b) Staff recommendation:
(1) Approve the Planning Commission recommendations including Planning Commission recommended revisions (a) and (b) above with the following changes:
(a) Changes to Section 4.4.2.b:
(i) Make item #1, “Reduce large areas of transparent or reflective glass” applicable only to projects within 100 feet of a riparian corridor.
(ii) Ma...

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