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File #: 18-0751   
Type: Report to Council Status: Public Hearing/General Business
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 1/29/2019
Title: Proposed Project: Appeal by the Applicant of a decision by the Planning Commission to deny: PEERY PARK SPECIFIC PLAN CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: to consider a high school for 400 students (Summit School). The project includes interior and exterior improvements of an existing industrial building for an educational use, the installation of a tri-level mechanical lift parking structure in the rear serving 22 parking spaces, and a request for adjustment to the minimum parking requirements. Location: 824 San Aleso Avenue (APN: 204-02-006) File #: 2017-7986 Zoning: PPSP-NT - Peery Park Specific Plan - Neighborhood Transition Applicant / Owner: Artik Art & Architecture (applicant) / 824 San Aleso, LLC (owner) Environmental Review: The project is exempt from additional CEQA review per CEQA Guidelines section 15168(c)(2) and (4) and Public Resources Code Section 21094(c). The project is within the scope of the Peery Park Specific Plan Program EIR as no new environmental impacts are anticipated and...
Attachments: 1. Vicinity and Noticing Map, 2. Project Data Table, 3. Recommended Findings (revised for City Council), 4. Standard Requirements and Recommended COAs, 5. CEQA Checklist for PPSP EIR Compliance, 6. PPSP EIR - MMRP, 7. Transportation Impact Analysis by Hexagon, 8. Link to the Peery Park Specific Plan, 9. Site and Architectural Plans, 10. Project Description Letter, 11. Summit School Parking Study by Kimley Horn, 12. Simulation of Parking Structure, 13. Letters from Summit School Students and Family, 14. Parking Ratio Comparison by City, 15. Planning Commission Report of 12-10-18, 16. Excerpt PC minutes of 12-10-18, 17. Letter from Applicant to the Planning Commission, 18. Additional Letters recevied before PC Meeting, 19. Appeal Letter, 20. CEQA, Use Permit and Parking Adjustment Findings, 21. Additional Letters received after PC meeting, 22. Staff Presentation
Related files: 18-0887, 19-0208
REPORT TO CITY COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: Appeal by the Applicant of a decision by the Planning Commission to deny:
PEERY PARK SPECIFIC PLAN CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT: to consider a high school for 400 students (Summit School). The project includes interior and exterior improvements of an existing industrial building for an educational use, the installation of a tri-level mechanical lift parking structure in the rear serving 22 parking spaces, and a request for adjustment to the minimum parking requirements.
Location: 824 San Aleso Avenue (APN: 204-02-006)
File #: 2017-7986
Zoning: PPSP-NT - Peery Park Specific Plan - Neighborhood Transition
Applicant / Owner: Artik Art & Architecture (applicant) / 824 San Aleso, LLC (owner)
Environmental Review: The project is exempt from additional CEQA review per CEQA Guidelines section 15168(c)(2) and (4) and Public Resources Code Section 21094(c). The project is within the scope of the Peery Park Specific Plan Program EIR as no new environmental impacts are anticipated and no new mitigation measures are required.
Project Planner: Momoko Ishijima, (408) 730-7532, mishijima@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION
The Peery Park Specific Plan Conditional Use Permit was considered by the Planning Commission on December 10, 2018 (see Attachment 15 of this report). Minutes of the Planning Commission public hearing can be found in Attachment 16. The Planning Commission denied the project on a 4-3 vote.

APPEAL
On December 21, 2018, the Applicant appealed the Planning Commission decision. The letter of appeal is included as Attachment 19 and includes the following reasons for the appeal:
1. The Project, as a proposed educational use, is compatible with the surrounding residential uses and envisioned in the PPSP-NT zoning.
2. The Project is consistent with the PPSP and the findings required for the CUP.
3. The Project will enhance and update an existing industrial building.
4. The Project will increase land...

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