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File #: 20-0795   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Zoning Administrator Hearing
On agenda: 9/16/2020
Title: SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: To demolish an existing restaurant building and landscaping to allow for a new surface parking lot with associated site improvements including new landscaping and site lighting for Costco Wholesale. The project requests a deviation to exceed the maximum number of parking spaces combined with the Costco site and to maintain legal nonconforming bicycle parking. Location: 1210 Kifer Road (APN: 216-27-053) File #: 2020-7365 Zoning: MXD-1 (Flexible Mixed-Use I for the Lawrence Station Area) Applicant / Owner: David Babcock & Associates (applicant) / Costco Wholesale Corporation (owner) Environmental Review: A Class 11 Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions. Project Planner: Cindy Hom, 408-730-7411, chom@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Vicinity and Noticing Radius Map, 2. Project Data Table, 3. Recommended Findings, 4. Recommended Conditions of Approval, 5. Site and Architectural Plans
REPORT TO THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

SUBJECT
Title
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: To demolish an existing restaurant building and landscaping to allow for a new surface parking lot with associated site improvements including new landscaping and site lighting for Costco Wholesale. The project requests a deviation to exceed the maximum number of parking spaces combined with the Costco site and to maintain legal nonconforming bicycle parking.
Location: 1210 Kifer Road (APN: 216-27-053)
File #: 2020-7365
Zoning: MXD-1 (Flexible Mixed-Use I for the Lawrence Station Area)
Applicant / Owner: David Babcock & Associates (applicant) / Costco Wholesale Corporation (owner)
Environmental Review: A Class 11 Categorical Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions.
Project Planner: Cindy Hom, 408-730-7411, chom@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
BACKGROUND
This project was originally scheduled for the June 12, 2019 Zoning Administrator hearing but was withdrawn to allow time for Costco to purchase the subject property. The project site is approximately 1.6 acres in size and is located within the Lawrence Station Area Plan (LSAP). The site is currently vacant and developed with a one-story restaurant building with surface parking and landscaping. Costco is contiguous to the subject property with a shared driveway access that serves both sites.

See Attachment 1 for a map of the vicinity and mailing area.

Description of Proposed Project
The proposed project includes demolition of the existing 8,200 square foot restaurant building and removal of existing improvements including the removal of all on-site trees to allow construction of 102 surface parking spaces and installation of associated site improvements, including new landscaping and lighting. The proposed parking lot will be used by Costco patrons. A deviation is requested to exceed the maximum number of parking spaces combined with the Costco site.
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