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File #: 19-1083   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Zoning Administrator Hearing
On agenda: 10/16/2019
Title: CONTINUED FROM SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 Proposed Project: SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to demolish an existing industrial building and construct a mechanical facility that will provide heating and cooling services to nearby Google buildings. The site will be developed with two equipment storage buildings, four water storage tanks, and one 1,794 square foot building with a control room and office meeting space. Location: 1390 Borregas Avenue (APN: 110-33-014) File #: 2019-7071 Zoning: MP-I (Moffett Park Specific Plan - Industrial) Applicant / Owner: Google LLC Environmental Review: Class 32 Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions. Project Planner: Noren Caliva-Lepe, 408-730-7659, ncaliva-lepe@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Zoning Administrator Staff Report with attachments, dated September 25, 2019, 2. Letter from Adams Broadwell, dated September 24, 2019, 3. Letter from Allen Matkins, dated October 7, 2019
REPORT TO THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

SUBJECT
Title
CONTINUED FROM SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
Proposed Project:
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to demolish an existing industrial building and construct a mechanical facility that will provide heating and cooling services to nearby Google buildings. The site will be developed with two equipment storage buildings, four water storage tanks, and one 1,794 square foot building with a control room and office meeting space.
Location: 1390 Borregas Avenue (APN: 110-33-014)
File #: 2019-7071
Zoning: MP-I (Moffett Park Specific Plan - Industrial)
Applicant / Owner: Google LLC
Environmental Review: Class 32 Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions.
Project Planner: Noren Caliva-Lepe, 408-730-7659, ncaliva-lepe@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
BACKGROUND
The item was continued from the September 25, 2019 Zoning Administrator hearing to allow additional time to review and respond to a letter submitted by law firm Adams Broadwell on September 24, 2019, challenging staff's environmental determination (see Attachment 2). The applicant submitted a response letter prepared by their legal representative, Allen Matkins on October 7, 2019 (see Attachment 3).

The original staff report with report attachments is provided in Attachment 1. No modifications to the project are proposed.

DISCUSSION
The Adams Broadwell letter claims that the project does not qualify for a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Class 32 Exemption due to the following:

* The project description did not properly disclose all project components and piecemeals the reasonably foreseeable related construction (impacts associated with underground piping and future buildings that the facility will serve are not analyzed);
* The project is inconsistent with the Moffett Park Specific Plan (MPSP), General Plan and Zoning;
* The project has the potential to result in significant environmental impacts.

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