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File #: 18-0787   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/22/2018
Title: Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment Initiation to consider an amendment to the Peery Park Specific Plan (PPSP) to increase the office/industrial development capacity and allow housing on the 10 parcels in the PPSP-Industrial Edge (IE) zoning district totaling 29.3 acres. Locations: 400-840 W. California Avenue (165-26-009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 016, 018, 019, 020) File #: 2018-7576 Applicant / Owner: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP (applicant) / Steelwave LLC (owner) Environmental Review: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 (a). Project Planner: Amber Blizinski, 408-730-2723, ablizinski@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Reserved for Report to Council, 2. Applicant's General Plan Initiation Request, 3. General Plan and Zoning Land Use Vicinity Maps, 4. Map of the Moffett Federal Airfield over the PPSP Area, 5. Land Use and Transportation Element Changing Conditions Map, 6. Map of the Peery Park Housing Opportunity Areas, 7. Applicant's Conceptual Development Plans, 8. Noticing Map, 9. Public Comment Letter, 10. Staff Presentation 20181022 (18-0787)
Related files: 18-0940
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment Initiation to consider an amendment to the Peery Park Specific Plan (PPSP) to increase the office/industrial development capacity and allow housing on the 10 parcels in the PPSP-Industrial Edge (IE) zoning district totaling 29.3 acres.
Locations: 400-840 W. California Avenue (165-26-009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 016, 018, 019, 020)
File #: 2018-7576
Applicant / Owner: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP (applicant) / Steelwave LLC (owner)
Environmental Review: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 (a).
Project Planner: Amber Blizinski, 408-730-2723, ablizinski@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
General Plan Amendment Initiation (GPI) requests (which include initiation of Specific and Area plan amendments) are heard on a quarterly basis through a recommendation from the Planning Commission and then action by the City Council. The process for considering a General Plan Amendment (GPA) begins with a written request from a property owner or applicant. If the Council approves the GPI, a formal application for a GPA can be filed by the property owner/applicant. The current City Council practice is to consider the GPA before the specific project application.

Staff received this GPI request from the applicant on July 18, 2018. The applicant is requesting to amend the General Plan and Peery Park Specific Plan (PPSP) to allow an increase in the development capacity for office/industrial uses and to allow housing within the PPSP-IE zoning district on an office park development on 29.3 acres. The property is currently known as the Sunnyvale Business Park, and is developed with 10 office buildings totaling 622,212 sq. ft.

The project, as envisioned by the developer, would result in 105% FAR and 615 housing units (72.4 du/acre) on 10 parcels in the PPSP-IE zoning district totaling 29.3 acres. The project also ...

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