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File #: 18-0987   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Heritage Preservation Commission
On agenda: 12/5/2018
Title: Proposed Project: Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Corn Palace Residential Development Project. Location: 1142 Dahlia Avenue (APN: 213-12-001) File #: 2017-7451 Zoning: R-1.5/PD Applicant: Trumark Homes Project Planner: Sh?tal Divatia, (408) 730-7637, sdivatia@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Map of Project Site, 2. Information on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Commisioner's Role in this process.pdf, 3. Notice of Availability for theCorn Palace Residential Developement Project DEIR.pdf
REPORT TO HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Corn Palace Residential Development Project.
Location: 1142 Dahlia Avenue (APN: 213-12-001)
File #: 2017-7451
Zoning: R-1.5/PD
Applicant: Trumark Homes
Project Planner: Sh?tal Divatia, (408) 730-7637, sdivatia@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF

BACKGROUND
The project site is a former farmland, known as Corn Palace. It is located in the eastern part of Sunnyvale bound by Lawrence Expressway on its east, Toyama Avenue on its west, Dahlia Avenue/Court on its north, and Lily Avenue on its south side (Attachment 1 - Map of Project Site). This site is 8.8 acres in size with several farm structures and two homes. The project proposal includes removal of all existing structures and developing the site with 58 single family homes and a 2-acre public park.

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that all state and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects for which they have discretionary authority. An initial study for the proposed project indicated the project had potential impacts that could not be fully mitigated. Therefore, a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) has been prepared for this project.

As required by CEQA, a Notice of Preparation (NOP) to inform agencies and interested parties that an EIR will be prepared for this project occurred in April-May 2018. The purpose of an NOP is to provide sufficient information about the project and its potential environmental impacts to allow agencies and interested parties the opportunity to provide a meaningful response related to the scope and content of the EIR, including mitigation measures that should be considered and alternatives that should be addressed. The Scoping Meeting was hosted by the City on May 10, 2018 to solicit this input. Input was also received through letters received by the City. This DEIR inco...

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