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File #: 19-0509   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/8/2019
Title: Proposed Project: To consider a Public Engagement Plan that allows for a preparation of a Village Center Precise Plan for four properties totaling 7.81 acres. Location: Street 102-166 E. Fremont Ave. (APNs: 309-01-002, 006, and 009) and 1300 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd (APN: 309-01-007) File #: 2018-7632 Zoning: Neighborhood Business with a Planned Development Combining District (C-1-PD) Applicant / Owner: True Life Companies /Fremont Corners, Inc Et Al, Gahrahmat Family Lpii LP, Au Energy LLC (owner) Environmental Review: Exempt from further environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15262 (feasibility and planning studies) and Section 15061(b)(3) (common sense exemption). Project Planner: Cindy Hom, (408) 730-7411, Chom@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Reserved for Report to Council, 2. Map of Village Centers in Land Use and Transportation Element, 3. Key General Plan Goals and Policies, 4. Council Policy 7.2.1 Community Engagement, 5. Map of Subject Village Center, 6. Public Engagement Program Brochure, 7. Public Engagement Program, 8. Staff Presentation Fremont Corners Public Engagement Plan
Related files: 19-0750, 19-0519
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: To consider a Public Engagement Plan that allows for a preparation of a Village Center Precise Plan for four properties totaling 7.81 acres.
Location: Street 102-166 E. Fremont Ave. (APNs: 309-01-002, 006, and 009) and 1300 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd (APN: 309-01-007)
File #: 2018-7632
Zoning: Neighborhood Business with a Planned Development Combining District (C-1-PD)
Applicant / Owner: True Life Companies /Fremont Corners, Inc Et Al, Gahrahmat Family Lpii LP, Au Energy LLC (owner)
Environmental Review: Exempt from further environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15262 (feasibility and planning studies) and Section 15061(b)(3) (common sense exemption).
Project Planner: Cindy Hom, (408) 730-7411, Chom@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
BACKGROUND
Village Centers
In 2017, the City Council adopted an update to the General Plan's Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE). The update included new goals and policies that provide for additional mixed-use areas and introduced the Village Center concept and land use designation (see Attachment 2 for map of Village Centers in LUTE). The Village Center policies are intended to facilitate transformation of older shopping centers and office areas into medium density, mixed-use developments that would provide close-in services, gathering spaces, and residential diversity. The Village Mixed Use land use designation allows building heights up to four stories and a residential density of up to 18 units to the acre (averaged for the entire village center site).

The General Plan identified seven locations throughout the City for potential Village Centers. Village Centers are typically located at a major street intersection, near an established neighborhood. They can be multi-acre, multi-site or multi-corner and may consist of multiple developments. As such, the redevelopment of these areas would require coordination and collective planning (since not all parc...

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