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File #: 18-0532   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/9/2018
Title: Proposed Project: DESIGN REVIEW: To allow a one-story addition of 308-s.f. and a two-story addition of 898-s.f. to an existing one-story single-family home, resulting in 3,435 square feet (2,592 square feet of living space and an 843-square foot 3-car garage) and 49% floor area ratio (FAR). Location: 348 Morse Avenue (APN: 204-40-028) File #: 2018-7431 Zoning: R-2 Applicant / Owner: KDG (applicant) / Ravi K Purushotma and Olwen T Reina (owner) Environmental Review: A Class 1 Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions that include minor additions to an existing single-family residence (CEQA Section 15301). Project Planner: Kelly Cha, (408) 730-7408, kcha@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Noticing and Vicinity Map, 2. Project Data Table, 3. Recommended Findings, 4. Recommended Conditions of Approval, 5. Site and Architectural Plans, 6. Neighborhood Comparison Table, 7. Staff Presentation 20180709 (18-0532).pdf
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
DESIGN REVIEW: To allow a one-story addition of 308-s.f. and a two-story addition of 898-s.f. to an existing one-story single-family home, resulting in 3,435 square feet (2,592 square feet of living space and an 843-square foot 3-car garage) and 49% floor area ratio (FAR).
Location: 348 Morse Avenue (APN: 204-40-028)
File #: 2018-7431
Zoning: R-2
Applicant / Owner: KDG (applicant) / Ravi K Purushotma and Olwen T Reina (owner)
Environmental Review: A Class 1 Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions that include minor additions to an existing single-family residence (CEQA Section 15301).
Project Planner: Kelly Cha, (408) 730-7408, kcha@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
General Plan: Low Medium Density Residential
Existing Site Conditions: Single-story Single-family Residence
Surrounding Land Uses
North: Single-story Single-family Residence
South: Single-story Single-family Residence
East: Single-story Single-family Residence
West: Single-story Single-family Residence
Issues: Floor Area Ratio and Privacy
Staff Recommendation: Approve the Design Review with the conditions in Attachment 4.

BACKGROUND
Description of Proposed Project: The project site is 0.16 acres (7,000 square feet) in size and is currently a single-story single-family home with a detached, four-car garage in front. The applicant requests a 308-square foot addition to the existing first floor, and an 898-square foot second floor, resulting in 3,435 square feet and 49% floor area ratio (FAR). The project includes conversion of one covered parking spaces into a habitable space. Although the project reduces a parking space, it will exceed the existing parking standards for single-family homes to provide two covered and two uncovered parking spaces by providing a three-car garage and driveway space.

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