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File #: 19-0062   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Zoning Administrator Hearing
On agenda: 2/13/2019
Title: File #: 2018-7543 Location: 150 E McKinley Avenue, Suite 100 (APN: 209-35-015) Applicant / Owner: CITYshapers, Inc. (applicant) / STC Venture LLC (owner) Proposed Project: SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to allow full-service alcoholic beverage service, including on-site consumption and instructional tasting activities, at the approved eating establishment of the approved grocery store. Reason for Permit: A Special Development Permit is required for restaurants that have on sale general alcohol beverage service in Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) zoning district. Project Planner: Kelly Cha, (408) 730-7408, kcha@sunnyvale.ca.gov Recommendation: Approve the Special Development Permit with the recommended Conditions of Approval.
Attachments: 1. Vicinity and Noticing Map, 2. Recommended Conditions of Approval, 3. Recommended Findings, 4. Floor Plan, 5. Project Description Letter from the Applicant
REPORT TO THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR
Title
File #: 2018-7543
Location: 150 E McKinley Avenue, Suite 100 (APN: 209-35-015)
Applicant / Owner: CITYshapers, Inc. (applicant) / STC Venture LLC (owner)
Proposed Project:
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to allow full-service alcoholic beverage service, including on-site consumption and instructional tasting activities, at the approved eating establishment of the approved grocery store.
Reason for Permit: A Special Development Permit is required for restaurants that have on sale general alcohol beverage service in Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) zoning district.
Project Planner: Kelly Cha, (408) 730-7408, kcha@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Recommendation: Approve the Special Development Permit with the recommended Conditions of Approval.

Report
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant requests for alcoholic beverage sale and services at the planned grocery store located at 150 E McKinley Avenue. The grocery store is currently under construction, and not yet in operation.

The previously approved grocery store (Whole Foods) includes a restaurant. The 5,065-square foot restaurant consists of a full kitchen, food preparation facilities, service area, and seating for customer in the inside dining room and outdoor patio, which is designed to accommodate 218 seats total. Both food and beverage service will be available in the interior and exterior dining areas. The restaurant will operate daily between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. The restaurant requires Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) License Type 47 for on-site consumption of alcoholic beverage sale and service associated with food establishments.

The applicant also proposes beer, wine, and spirit tasting events at the new grocery store's main shopping area, separate from the restaurant, and require a separate ABC License (ABC License Type 86 for instructional tasting). The tasting events will feature vendors and producers and help improving customers' understanding of food and beverage pairings. Durin...

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