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File #: 19-0355   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Parks and Recreation Commission
On agenda: 6/12/2019
Title: Make Recommendations to City Council Regarding the Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association's Proposed Expansion of the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum
Attachments: 1. Orchard Heritage Park Area Map, 2. Orchard Heritage Park Site Map, 3. Orchard Heritage Park Site Map with Alternatives, 4. Letter from Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association, 5. Summary of Outreach Meeting Notes
REPORT TO PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Make Recommendations to City Council Regarding the Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association's Proposed Expansion of the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

Report
BACKGROUND
The Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association (SHSMA) expressed interest in an expansion of the Museum by approximately 1600 square feet. The Museum is located across from the Sunnyvale Community Center, see Attachments 1 and 2. The expansion, as proposed (Attachment 3), will require the removal of 6 to10 trees in the orchard. The purpose of the expansion would be to accommodate historical items from the closed Onizuka Air Force Base's "Blue Cube" (see Attachment 4).

EXISTING POLICY
General Plan, Chapter 3, Land Use and Transportation - Open Space, Goal LT-8
Adequate and Balanced Open Space: Provide and maintain adequate and balanced open space and recreation facilities for the benefit of maintaining a healthy community based on community needs and the ability of the City to finance, construct, maintain and operate these facilities now and in the future.

From the Orchard Heritage Park Master Plan Action Statements:
2. Maintain a working fruit orchard throughout the largest portion of Orchard Heritage Park for as long a time period as practical within the resources made available by the City. Provide public access to the greatest extent possible while meeting the goal of maintaining a working fruit orchard.

5. Assist the Sunnyvale Historical Society per written agreements, and to the greatest extent practical, in developing a Heritage Museum facility at Orchard Heritage Park consistent with City Council direction.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15262 as the action relates to the authorization of a feasibility and planning study for possible future actions that the City Council has not approved, a...

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