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File #: 18-0521   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 6/25/2018
Title: Proposed Project: SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to redevelop a commercial site (Denny's) into a five-story mixed-use building consisting of 4,860 square feet of restaurant floor area (Denny's) and 75 residential units (rental apartments) utilizing the State Density Bonus and City's Green Building Incentive for density bonus. VESTING TENTATIVE MAP to create 75 residential condominium units and 1 commercial condominium unit. Location: 311 South Mathilda Avenue (APN: 165-13-050) File #: 2017-7379 Zoning: DSP15 - Downtown Specific Plan Block 15 Applicant / Owner: Lane Partners (applicant) / C B Development 5no Five Inc (owner) Environmental Review: Mitigated Negative Declaration Project Planner: Momoko Ishijima, (408) 730-7532, mishijima@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Noticing and Vicinity Map, 2. Project Data Table, 3. Recommended Findings, 4. Recommended Conditions of Approval, 5. Mitigated Negative Declaration, 6. Site and Architectural Plans, 7. Applicant Project Description, 8. Green Point Rated Checklist, 9. Transportation Demand Management Plan, 10. Letters from Neighbors, 11. Staff Presentation 20180625 (18-0521)
Related files: 18-0677
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to redevelop a commercial site (Denny's) into a five-story mixed-use building consisting of 4,860 square feet of restaurant floor area (Denny's) and 75 residential units (rental apartments) utilizing the State Density Bonus and City's Green Building Incentive for density bonus.
VESTING TENTATIVE MAP to create 75 residential condominium units and 1 commercial condominium unit.
Location: 311 South Mathilda Avenue (APN: 165-13-050)
File #: 2017-7379
Zoning: DSP15 - Downtown Specific Plan Block 15
Applicant / Owner: Lane Partners (applicant) / C B Development 5no Five Inc (owner)
Environmental Review: Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Planner: Momoko Ishijima, (408) 730-7532, mishijima@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
General Plan: Transit Mixed Use
Zoning: DSP15 - Downtown Specific Plan Block 15
Existing Site Conditions: Restaurant
Surrounding Land Uses
North: Commercial and single family residences
South: Single family and multi-family residences
East: Sunnyvale Downtown District
West: Single family and multi-family residences
Issues: Land use compatibility and Sunnyvale Municipal Code (SMC) deviations for building stories and setback.
Staff Recommendation: Alternative 1: Make the findings required by CEQA in Attachment 3, adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration, and approve the Special Development Permit and Vesting Tentative Map with the recommended findings in Attachment 3 and conditions of approval in Attachment 4.

BACKGROUND
Description of Proposed Project
The project site is 1.01 acres in size and is currently occupied by a one-story 4,057 square foot Denny's restaurant building. The applicant proposes a Special Development Permit and a Vesting Tentative Map application for the construction of a 75-unit rental apartment with a 4,860-square foot commercial space on the ground floor. The applicant proposes to utilize the California State Density Bonus for...

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