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File #: 20-0179   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/27/2020
Title: Proposed Project: SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT: to amend the Downtown Sunnyvale Specific Plan. ZONING CODE AMENDMENT: to amend Chapter 19.28 and make other related changes to Chapter 13 and Chapter 19 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code. REZONE: to designate a portion of Block 1a as Block 1. WATER SUPPLY ASSESSMENT: to evaluate the proposed DSP amendment 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. Not used, Reserved for Report to Council, 2. Notice and Vicinity Map, 3. Relevant General Plan Goals and Policies, 4. Draft Resolution, 5. Link to Online Documents, 6. Market Analysis, 7. Fiscal Impact Analysis, 8. DSP Goals and Policy Comparison, 9. DSP District Boundary Changes, 10. Summary of DSP Guideline Changes, 11. Draft Ordinance Amending SMC Chapters 19.28, 13.08 19.46, and 19.82, 12. Draft Ordinance Rezoning DSP Block 1a and Block 1 Boundary, 13. Redline-Strikeout of Chapter 19.28, 14. Excerpt City Council Minutes 05-03-16 08-15-17, 15. Summary of March 13, 2019 Community Outreach Meeting, 16. Summary of February 11, 2020 Community Outreach Meeting, 17. Public Comments on DSP, 18. Link to Final EIR, Response to Comments and MMRP, 19. Arborist Report, 20. Public Comments Received After Staff Report Published and Before 3pm on 7-27-20, 21. Staff Presentation 20200727 (20-0179), 22. Public Comments Received After 3pm on 7-27-20 and Through the Hearing
Related files: 20-0726
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT: to amend the Downtown Sunnyvale Specific Plan.
ZONING CODE AMENDMENT: to amend Chapter 19.28 and make other related changes to Chapter 13 and Chapter 19 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code.
REZONE: to designate a portion of Block 1a as Block 1.
WATER SUPPLY ASSESSMENT: to evaluate the proposed DSP amendment
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: Planning Commission recommend that the City Council take the following actions:
* Adopt a Resolution (Attachment 4) to:
o Approve the Water Supply Assessment prepared for the DSP Amendments (Appendix ...

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