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File #: 19-0221   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Zoning Administrator Hearing
On agenda: 2/13/2019
Title: File #: 2018-7711 Location: 150 E. McKinley Avenue, Suite 200 (APN: 209-35-015) Applicant / Owner: American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (applicant) / STC Venture LLC (owner) Proposed Project: SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to allow alcohol service with food at a movie theater. Reason for Permit: A Special Development Permit is required for food uses that have on-sale general alcohol beverage service in the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) zoning district. Issues: Neighborhood impacts Project Planner: Noren Caliva-Lepe, (408) 730-7659, ncaliva-lepe@sunnyvale.ca.gov Recommendation: Approve the Special Development Permit with the recommended Conditions of Approval.
Attachments: 1. Vicinity and Noticing Maps, 2. Standard Requirements and Recommended Conditions of Approval, 3. Recommended Findings, 4. Site and Architectural Plans, 5. Project Description Letter from Applicant
REPORT TO THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR
Title
File #: 2018-7711
Location: 150 E. McKinley Avenue, Suite 200 (APN: 209-35-015)
Applicant / Owner: American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (applicant) / STC Venture LLC (owner)
Proposed Project:
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to allow alcohol service with food at a movie theater.
Reason for Permit: A Special Development Permit is required for food uses that have on-sale general alcohol beverage service in the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) zoning district.
Issues: Neighborhood impacts
Project Planner: Noren Caliva-Lepe, (408) 730-7659, ncaliva-lepe@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Recommendation: Approve the Special Development Permit with the recommended Conditions of Approval.

Report
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The proposed project is for full alcohol service with food at a movie theater. The theater, to be operated by AMC, is currently under construction as part of the approved CityLine project (formerly Sunnyvale Town Center).

A master Special Development Permit (2007-0030) was approved by the City Council in 2007 for the CityLine project, which consists of six sub-blocks within Block 18 of the Downtown Specific Plan. Sub-block 5, bound by McKinley Avenue to the north, Sunnyvale Avenue to the east, Iowa Avenue to the south and Murphy Avenue to the west, was approved with a two-story commercial building primarily facing McKinley. The first floor will contain a Whole Foods grocery store, while the second floor will contain an AMC movie theater. Updated architectural plans for the building were approved by the Planning Commission in 2016 (2016-7968), which included a revised theater floor plan with 10 screens and 1,800 seats. A subsequent Miscellaneous Plan Permit (2017-7494) was approved by staff in 2017 to allow the movie theater to have extended hours of operation until 4 a.m. for 12 weekends per year for special events.
Yes
Neighborhood Preservation Complaint
No
Deviations from Standard Zoning Requirements
No


Proposed Use: The theater will opera...

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