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File #: 19-0046   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Heritage Preservation Commission
On agenda: 2/6/2019
Title: Proposed Project: LANDMARK ALTERATION PERMIT to allow new color scheme for the building for Fuego Grill and Sports Bar. Location: 163 S Murphy Avenue (APN: 209-06-010) File #: 2018-8002 Zoning: Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) Block 2 Applicant / Owner: Fuego Grill (applicant) / Ante Bilic Trustee (owner) Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption Class 1 Project Planner: Kelly Cha, (408) 730-7408, kcha@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Noticing and Vicinity Map, 2. Recommended Findings, 3. Recommended Conditions of Approval, 4. Architectural Plans, 5. Applicant's Project Description Letter, 6. Historic Evaluation Report, 7. Agenda Item, 8. Agenda Item
REPORT TO HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
LANDMARK ALTERATION PERMIT to allow new color scheme for the building for Fuego Grill and Sports Bar.
Location: 163 S Murphy Avenue (APN: 209-06-010)
File #: 2018-8002
Zoning: Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) Block 2
Applicant / Owner: Fuego Grill (applicant) / Ante Bilic Trustee (owner)
Environmental Review: Categorical Exemption Class 1
Project Planner: Kelly Cha, (408) 730-7408, kcha@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
General Plan: Transit Mixed-Use
Existing Site Conditions: Restaurant
Surrounding Land Uses
North: Bar
South: Bar/Night Club
East: Surface Parking Lot
West: Restaurant
Issues: Consistency with Murphy Avenue Design Guidelines
Staff Recommendation: Approve the Landmark Alteration Permit with the recommended Conditions of Approval in Attachment 3.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The proposed project is to allow modifications to the exterior colors of the existing commercial building at 140 South Murphy Avenue, located within the Murphy Station Heritage Landmark District and the Downtown Specific Plan (Block 2). The existing building is a two-story building and is currently occupied by Fuego Grill and Sport Bar restaurant. The primary building entry faces South Murphy Avenue and the City-owned surface parking lot is located towards the rear of the building facing South Sunnyvale Avenue.

Sunnyvale Municipal Code Section 19.96.090 requires a Landmark Alteration Permit for substantial exterior modifications to buildings within a Local Landmark District, such as changes to exterior colors or materials. Minor modifications that are consistent with regulations and design guidelines, such as signs and awning replacement, can be approved through a staff-level permit

BACKGROUND
Previous Actions on the Site
Since the approval of the Special Development Permit (SDP) to construct the two-story restaurant building, numerous building permits were submitted and h...

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