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File #: 19-0635   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Zoning Administrator Hearing
On agenda: 6/12/2019
Title: Proposed Project: SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: to demolish an existing restaurant building (Sweet Tomatoes) and allow a new surface parking lot with landscaping for Costco Wholesale. Location: 1210 Kifer Road (APNs: 216-27-053) File #: 2018-8028 Zoning: MXD-1 (Flexible Mixed-Use I for the Lawrence Station Area) Applicant / Owner: David Babcock & Associates (applicant) / Costco Wholesale Corporation (owner) Environmental Review: A Class 11 Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions. Project Planner: Shila Behzadiaria, 408-730-7456, sbehzadiaria@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Vicinity and Noticing Maps, 2. Recommended Findings, 3. Standard Requirements and Recommended Conditions of Approval, 4. Site and Architectural Plans
REPORT TO THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: to demolish an existing restaurant building (Sweet Tomatoes) and allow a new surface parking lot with landscaping for Costco Wholesale.
Location: 1210 Kifer Road (APNs: 216-27-053)
File #: 2018-8028
Zoning: MXD-1 (Flexible Mixed-Use I for the Lawrence Station Area)
Applicant / Owner: David Babcock & Associates (applicant) / Costco Wholesale Corporation (owner)
Environmental Review: A Class 11 Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions.
Project Planner: Shila Behzadiaria, 408-730-7456, sbehzadiaria@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
BACKGROUND
The project site is approximately 1.6 acres in size and is located within the Lawrence Station Area Plan (LSAP). The site is currently developed with a one-story building occupied by a restaurant, with surface parking and landscaping. Costco is contiguous to the subject property, with a shared driveway access that serves both sites.

See Attachment 1 for a map of the vicinity and mailing area.

Description of Proposed Project
The proposed project includes demolition of the existing 8,200 square foot restaurant building and construction of 102 surface parking spaces and associated site improvements, including landscaping and lighting. The proposed parking lot will be used by Costco patrons. A deviation is requested to exceed the maximum number of parking spaces combined with the Costco site.
Previous Actions on the Site
The existing building was built in 1990. The site has been occupied by restaurant uses, and is currently occupied by Sweet Tomatoes. There are no previous approved planning projects related to subject application and no open Neighborhood Preservation complaints.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
A Class 11 Categorical Exemption (construction, or placement of minor structures accessory to (appurtenant to) existing commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities)...

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