Lawrence-Mitty Park and Trail Master Plan

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The City of Cupertino worked for years to acquire the 7.83-acre site known as Lawrence-Mitty, located west of the Lawrence Expressway and to the east of Saratoga Creek. The property has historically been used for agriculture. But beginning in the 1970s the property was used for construction storage and staging by the Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department. The City acquired the Lawrence-Mitty site in 2020. The annexation was approved by the Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and will be finalized by May 2022.

The City intends to develop this site as a park, which will

The City of Cupertino worked for years to acquire the 7.83-acre site known as Lawrence-Mitty, located west of the Lawrence Expressway and to the east of Saratoga Creek. The property has historically been used for agriculture. But beginning in the 1970s the property was used for construction storage and staging by the Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department. The City acquired the Lawrence-Mitty site in 2020. The annexation was approved by the Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and will be finalized by May 2022.

The City intends to develop this site as a park, which will include an extension of the San Tomas Aquino – Saratoga Creek Trail. The City is excited about this opportunity to plan for and develop a park and trail at the Lawrence-Mitty site. The first steps to developing this park will be to develop a Master Plan that will reflect community needs and strive toward the goals laid out in the 2020 Parks System Master Plan adopted by City Council. This site will offer Cupertino residents, especially those living in the eastern portion of the City, the opportunity to experience a sizable, green space for leisure and play.

In preparation for the development of the Master Plan, the City issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to qualified landscape design consultants in August 2021. Five RFQ responses were submitted to the City for review. Through the review and scoring process of the submittals the City selected 3 firms to interview. Through the written submittals and interview process the City determined that MIG Inc. was the most qualified to assist the City through the Master Planning Process. On December 7, 2021 City Council approved the recommendation to hire MIG Inc. (See "Important Documents at right for RFQ Submittals.)

The product of the Master Plan will be an adopted Conceptual Design and completion of several site-specific studies that will outline site conditions and constraints. Throughout the development of the Master Plan the City will be engaging the public, the Planning Commission, the Bicycle Pedestrian Commission, the Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as City Council to solicit input and ideas on design and amenities to provide at the site.

Site-Specific Considerations

As the City moves along in the Master Plan process there are several site-specific factors to consider that may influence the direction of the final conceptual design. These elements include:

  1. Site Access – Currently the site's primary access is via the Saratoga Creek Trail to the south of the site. Access via Lawrence Expressway will be limited to only emergency and maintenance vehicles.

  2. Saratoga Creek - Roughly 1.9 acres of the gross area has limited improvement potential due to Saratoga Creek, which is managed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. While the Creek will be a wonderful aspect of the park there will likely be limits on alterations within the drainage corridor.

  3. Lawrence Expressway- The site’s proximity to Lawrence Expressway and associated noise pollution will be a consideration throughout design. The City will be charged with finding a balance between noise reduction and site safety.

  4. Permits and permissions - Permitting agencies may place limitations or restrictions on park design or use. Findings from Environmental Studies conducted for site may influence feasible options for the design of the park.
  • Survey

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    Help the City design the Lawrence-Mitty Park and Trail!

    This is an opportunity to provide the City with your thoughts on the types of amenities you would like to see a the site. Tell the City what your priorities are and how you would utilize the site once developed. This Survey is open now and is scheduled to close on May 23 at 5 p.m.

    To complete the survey click the link below or copy and paste the link in your browser. This link will take you to the Survey Monkey website.

    Take the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/lawrencemitty



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  • Public Comment Opportunities

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    The design process will include outreach throughout Cupertino to ensure community members have multiple opportunities to comment and provide feedback on the Lawernce-Mitty Park and Trail Master Plan project during the community vision phase.

    • Provide Feedback
      • Provide feedback using the “Feedback” tab
    • Stay Informed
      • Sign up to be kept updated on the progress of the project by subscribing in the “Stay Informed” section at the top of the page
    • Take the Online Survey
      • Open now through May 23, at 5 p.m.
    • Pop-Up Event #1 at the Big Bunny 5k Run | April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
      • 10350 Torre Ave, Cupertino
    • Virtual Community Meeting #1 | April 27, 6 p.m.
    • Lawrence-Mitty Site Tour | April 30, 10 a.m. to Noon
      • Meet at Sterling Barnhart Park at 10 a.m., 10486 Sterling Boulevard, Cupertino
    • Pop-Up Event #2 at Creekside Park | May 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • 10455 Miller Ave, Cupertino
    • First Joint Commission Meeting | June 13, 6:30 p.m.
      • Meeting will be Virtual


    As the project progresses, additional public comment opportunities will be posted on this webpage.

Page last updated: 14 Jun 2022, 01:47 PM