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File #: 20-0806   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Zoning Administrator Hearing
On agenda: 9/16/2020
Title: Proposed Project: VARIANCE: to allow the replacement of an electrical panel board and add additional equipment to be located between the street and face of the building. Location: 623 W. Fremont Ave. (APN: 202-06-001) File #: 2020-7250 Zoning: R-1 Applicant / Owner: California Water Company Environmental Review: A Class 3 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. Recomended Conditions of Approval, 5. Site and Architectural Plans, 6. Comment Letter
REPORT TO THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
VARIANCE: to allow the replacement of an electrical panel board and add additional equipment to be located between the street and face of the building.
Location: 623 W. Fremont Ave. (APN: 202-06-001)
File #: 2020-7250
Zoning: R-1
Applicant / Owner: California Water Company
Environmental Review: A Class 3 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
The site operates as a pump station for California Water Service, which is a private water system operator. The facility consists of one 50,000-gallon tank, one well pump, and one booster pump and multiple accessory structures for equipment and storage. The existing electrical panelboard that supplies power to the pumps was installed in the 1960s. Due to the age of the electrical panelboard and foundation, they are beginning to fail and need to be replaced.

Description of Proposed Project
The proposed project consists of the demolition of the existing electrical panelboard and installation a new electrical panelboard and PG&E meter that will be mounted on a new foundation as well as additional equipment to help control and monitor the well and pump. The project requires a Variance to deviate from SMC 19.38.020, which prohibits equipment being located between the street and face of the building. See Attachment 1 for a map of the vicinity and mailing area for notices and Attachment 2 for the Data Table of the project.

Previous Actions on the Site
In August 2003, the Planning Commission approved Use Permit 2003-0457 that allowed outdoor maintenance/storage yard to an existing water pump station.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
A Class 3 Categorical Exemption (New Construction or Conversion of small structures) relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions.

DISCUSSION

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