The City of Mountain View 2030 General Plan designated the North Bayshore Area for redevelopment. This area is home to some of the largest and most well-known technology companies, including Google, Microsoft, Intuit, and LinkedIn. The subsequent North Bayshore Precise Plan (NBSPP) was completed by Raimi & Associates to define the transition of this area into an innovative, sustainable, and complete mixed-use district that protects and stewards biological habitat and open space. Schaaf & Wheeler determined the impacts of proposed land uses and future densification on the City’s wet utilities. Our engineers also supported a Nexus study to calculate Impact Fee for new developments proposed in the Change Area.
The Nexus Study acts as legal study that quantifies the infrastructure improvement cost for proposed land use changes. Schaaf & Wheeler modeled the wet utilities including wastewater, potable water, stormwater and recycled water using Innovyze InfoWorks, InfoSWMM and InfoWater. This one-time infrastructure impact fee was calculated and detailed in a report that was presented to the City and the City Council. The City is currently imposing the recommended fee levels on new developments in the North Bayshore area.