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File #: 20-0676   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Heritage Preservation Commission
On agenda: 7/22/2020
Title: SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT: Amend the Downtown Sunnyvale Specific Plan Location: Downtown Sunnyvale File #: 2017-8047 Zoning: DSP Applicant/Owner: City of Sunnyvale Environmental Review (SCH # 2018052020): Adopt a resolution to make findings required by CEQA, certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Project Planner: Michelle King, (408) 730-7463, mking@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Link to DSP webpage with Draft Reports to Planning Commission and related documents, 2. DSP Heritage Resources, 3. Historical information, 4. Draft Resolution Findings of Fact and Overriding Considerations, 5. Photograph of Heritage Grove, 6. 200722_Heritage Commission_DSP_Staff
REPORT TO HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT: Amend the Downtown Sunnyvale Specific Plan
Location: Downtown Sunnyvale
File #: 2017-8047
Zoning: DSP
Applicant/Owner: City of Sunnyvale
Environmental Review (SCH # 2018052020): Adopt a resolution to make findings required by CEQA, certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
Project Planner: Michelle King, (408) 730-7463, mking@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
General Plan: Downtown Specific Plan (DSP)
Existing Site Conditions: The DSP area includes multiple parcels and property owners. The area is developed with a mix of local and regional uses, residential units in multi-family buildings and single-family detached, office buildings and open spaces including Plaza Del Sol and Redwood Square.
DSP Boundary: The Downtown Specific Plan is generally bounded by Charles Avenue to the west, Sunnyvale Avenue to the east, the Caltrain tracks to the north, and Olive Avenue to the south (and to El Camino Real along the east side of Mathilda Avenue).
Issues: Allowing additional development intensity and height within the Commercial Core district Block 18, Block 1a and Block 22, for the provision of community benefits, transitions from the Downtown Core to adjacent lower intensity development, ensuring future development supports a cohesive public realm and contributes to a pedestrian-friendly Downtown.
Staff Recommendation: Heritage Preservation Commission recommend that the City Council take the following actions as they relate to Heritage Preservation:
* Adopt a Resolution to:
o Certify the Environmental Impact Report;
o Make the Findings Required by CEQA and Approve a Statement of Overriding Considerations (included in the Resolution);
o Approve a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) for the DSP amendments and future development projects (see link in Attachment 1); ...

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