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File #: 18-0623   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/23/2018
Title: Proposed Project: DESIGN REVIEW to allow a 498-square foot second-story addition to an existing 2,465-square foot two-story single-family home resulting in 2,963 square feet (2,603 square feet living area plus 360-square foot garage) and 58.6% FAR. Project includes removing a shed in the rear yard and in the side yard to meet the 40% lot coverage requirement. Location: 863 San Pablo Ave. (APN: 205-04-040) File #: 2017-7797 Zoning: R0 Applicant / Owner: Megan Miner Design (applicant) / Gursharanjit (Jit) Jagait Environmental Review: A Class 1 (e) (1) Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act provisions. Class 1 (e) (1) Categorical Exemptions, Section 15301(e) include additions to existing structures resulting in no more than a 50% increase in floor area. Project Planner: Teresa Zarrin, (408) 730-7429, tzarrin@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Vicinity and Noticing Map, 2. Project Data Table, 3. Recommended Findings, 4. Recommended Conditions of Approval, 5. Letter from Applicant, 6. Two-Story Homes in Vicinity, 7. Neighborhood FAR Data, 8. Site and Architectural Plans, 9. Staff Presentation 20180723 (18-0623).pdf
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: DESIGN REVIEW to allow a 498-square foot second-story addition to an existing 2,465-square foot two-story single-family home resulting in 2,963 square feet (2,603 square feet living area plus 360-square foot garage) and 58.6% FAR. Project includes removing a shed in the rear yard and in the side yard to meet the 40% lot coverage requirement.
Location: 863 San Pablo Ave. (APN: 205-04-040)
File #: 2017-7797
Zoning: R0
Applicant / Owner: Megan Miner Design (applicant) / Gursharanjit (Jit) Jagait
Environmental Review: A Class 1 (e) (1) Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act provisions. Class 1 (e) (1) Categorical Exemptions, Section 15301(e) include additions to existing structures resulting in no more than a 50% increase in floor area.
Project Planner: Teresa Zarrin, (408) 730-7429, tzarrin@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
General Plan: Residential Low Density
Existing Site Conditions: Single-Family Residence
Surrounding Land Uses
North: Two-Story Single-Family Residence
South: One-Story Single-Family Residence
East: One and Two-Story Single-Family Residences
West: One-Story Single-Family Residence
Issues: Neighborhood Compatibility, Floor Area Ratio, Compliance with Single Family Home Design Techniques
Staff Recommendation: Approve the Design Review with the Conditions of Approval in Attachment 4.

BACKGROUND

Description of Proposed Project
The project site is 5,054 square feet in size and is currently occupied with a single-family, two-story home. The applicant proposes to add a two-story addition of 498 square feet to the existing 2,465-square foot two-story home. The original one-story home was built in 1956. A two-story addition was completed in 2017. This second addition to the second story is to provide additional space for a multi-generational extended family due to the rising cost of living in the Bay Area.The proposed two-story, sin...

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