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File #: 21-0821   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/28/2021
Title: Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment Initiation request to consider amending the General Plan designation from Commercial to Medium Density Residential on two sites totaling 1.2-acres. Location: 1313 S. Wolfe Road (APN: 309-10-026 and 309-10-027) File #: 2020-7031 Zoning: C-1 (Neighborhood Business)/PD (Planned Development) General Plan: Commercial Applicant / Owner: 4Terra Investments (applicant)/Desmond Family Real Estate Limited Partner (owner) Environmental Review: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(a). Project Planner: Mary Jeyaprakash, (408) 730-7449, mjeyaprakash@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Report to Planning Commission [20-0276, August 10, 2020] (without attachments), 2. Applicant's Project Description and GPI Letter, 3. Applicant's Conceptual Site Plan, 4. Vicinity and Noticing Map, 5. General Plan Map of Site and Vicinity, 6. Zoning Map of Site and Vicinity, 7. Large Residential Projects in Sunnyvale (updated August 2021), 8. Excerpt of Final Minutes of the Planning Commission Meeting of August 10, 2020, 9. Presentation to City Council, September 15, 2020, 10. Report to City Council [20-0762, September 15, 2020] (without attachments), 11. Excerpt of Final Minutes of the City Council Meeting of September 15, 2020, 12. Presentation to Council 20210928
Related files: 20-0762, 20-0276
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment Initiation request to consider amending the General Plan designation from Commercial to Medium Density Residential on two sites totaling 1.2-acres.
Location: 1313 S. Wolfe Road (APN: 309-10-026 and 309-10-027)
File #: 2020-7031
Zoning: C-1 (Neighborhood Business)/PD (Planned Development)
General Plan: Commercial
Applicant / Owner: 4Terra Investments (applicant)/Desmond Family Real Estate Limited Partner (owner)
Environmental Review: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(a).
Project Planner: Mary Jeyaprakash, (408) 730-7449, mjeyaprakash@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
SUMMARY OF COUNCIL ACTION
The City Council considered this item on September 15, 2020 and voted 7-0 to continue this agenda item to a date not certain (see Attachment 11 for the meeting minutes).

Prior to continuing this request, the City Council made the following two motions that did not pass:
1. Deny the General Plan Amendment Initiation per the language below in Alternative 2 (vote failed 3-4).
2. Approve the General Plan Amendment Initiation per the language below in Alternative 1 (vote failed 3-4) with the following amendments:
a. Include a scenario with a commercial component of at least 10 percent floor area ratio (FAR); and
b. Include a scenario with no commercial component.

During the discussion, the City Council asked the following questions regarding the request, staff's responses follow each item.

* What is the status of the Butcher's Corner project at 871 and 895 E. Fremont Ave as the project is a block across Fremont Ave. from the subject sites and may benefit from neighborhood commercial use?
o Staff Response: The Butcher's Corner site was approved in 2016 and has completed excavation for the underground parking and is still pursuing the remainder of the building permit and public works approvals. There is no update on the construction...

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