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File #: 18-0612   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/9/2018
Title: Proposed Project: Related applications on a 6,186-square foot residential lot: DESIGN REVIEW: To allow demolition of an existing one-story single family residence and construction of a new two-story single-family home resulting in 3,223 square feet (2,790 square feet living area and 433 square feet garage) and 52% Floor Area Ratio (FAR). Location: 1159 Norththumberland Drive (198-38-040) File #: 2018-7065 Zoning: R-0 Applicant / Owner: Nilsene Builder Inc (applicant) / Jamie Young (property owner) Environmental Review: Categorically exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section Class 3, Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Project Planner: Cindy Hom, (408) 730-7411, chom@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Vicinity and Noticing Radius Map, 2. Project Data Table, 3. Recommended Findings, 4. Recommended Conditions of Approval, 5. Project Plans, 6. FAR Analysis, 7. Staff Presentation 20180709 (18-0612).pdf
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: Related applications on a 6,186-square foot residential lot:
DESIGN REVIEW: To allow demolition of an existing one-story single family
residence and construction of a new two-story single-family home
resulting in 3,223 square feet (2,790 square feet living area and 433
square feet garage) and 52% Floor Area Ratio (FAR).
Location: 1159 Norththumberland Drive (198-38-040)
File #: 2018-7065
Zoning: R-0
Applicant / Owner: Nilsene Builder Inc (applicant) / Jamie Young (property owner)
Environmental Review: Categorically exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section Class 3, Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Project Planner: Cindy Hom, (408) 730-7411, chom@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF

General Plan: Residential Low Density (0-7 du/ac)
Existing Site Conditions: Single Family Residence
Surrounding Land Uses
North: Single Family Residence
South: Single Family Residence
East: Single Family Residence
West: Single Family Residence
Issues: Floor Area Ratio
Staff Recommendation: Approve the Design Review based on the Findings with the recommended Conditions in Attachment 4.

BACKGROUND
Description of Proposed Project: The project site is 0.14 acres in size and is currently developed with an existing one-story single family home located on the northeast corner of the intersection at Norththumberland Drive and Bernardo Avenue. The existing neighborhood includes a blend of one and two-story homes consisting of traditional California ranch style architecture. Some of the common design elements found in the neighborhood include low or moderately pitched roofs, combination of stucco and horizontal siding, brick, or stone veneer exterior finishes; and porch entry features.

The applicant requests to construct a new two-story single-family home resulting in resulting in 3,223 square feet (2,790 square feet living area and 433 square f...

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