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File #: 18-1126   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 1/29/2019
Title: Proposed Project: Amend Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 19.44 to add sign code provisions for theaters on the second floor. Location: Citywide File #: 2018-7131 Applicant / Owner: STC Venture LLC Environmental Review: The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a). Project Planner: Noren Caliva-Lepe, (408) 730-7659, ncaliva-lepe@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Report to Planning Commission 18-0852, 12-10-18, 2. Site, Vicinity and Public Notice Mailing Map, 3. Recommended Finding, 4. Applicant’s Letter, 5. Draft Ordinance Amending SMC Chap. 19.44.160(b), 6. Excerpt of PC Minutes of 12-10-18, 7. Staff Presentation
Related files: 18-0852
REPORT TO CITY COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: Amend Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 19.44 to add sign code provisions for theaters on the second floor.
Location: Citywide
File #: 2018-7131
Applicant / Owner: STC Venture LLC
Environmental Review: The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a).
Project Planner: Noren Caliva-Lepe, (408) 730-7659, ncaliva-lepe@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
SUMMARY OF PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION
The Planning Commission considered this item on December 10, 2018 and voted 7-0 to recommend to the City Council in accordance with the staff recommendation including: making the finding that the action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a); and to introduce an Ordinance Amending Chapter 19.44 (Signs) of Title 19 (Zoning) of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code.

The applicant and one other member of the public made comments at the hearing.

The Planning Commission expressed interest in a future Study Issue to consider the incorporation of art in private development into commercial signage to encourage more iconic signage throughout the City. One member of the public expressed support for the sign code amendment and the Study Issue concept.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Public contact was made by posting the Council agenda on the City's official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall, at the Sunnyvale Senior Center, Community Center and Department of Public Safety; and by making the agenda and report available at the Sunnyvale Public Library, the Office of the City Clerk and on the City's website.

Courtesy notices were also sent to property owners and residents within 300 feet of the CityLine Sub-block 5 boundary, as well as to the Heritage District Neighborhood Association and the Sunnyvale Downtown...

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