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File #: 21-0916   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/28/2021
Title: Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment Initiation: to consider a 100% Floor Area Ratio (FAR) combining district on 10 parcels in the M-S zoning district totaling 63 acres. Location: 974 East Arques Avenue (APNs: 205-36-006, 205-36-007, 205-36-008), 190 Commercial Street (APN: 205-35-001), 198 Commercial Street (APN: 205-35-002), 930 East California Street (APN: 205-35-003), 1050/1090 East Arques Avenue (APN: 205-37-009), 928/930 East Arques Avenue (APN: 205-35-017), and 955/965 East Arques Avenue (APNs: 205-25-018 and 205-25-019) File #: 2021-7282 Zoning: M-S - Industrial and Service General Plan: Industrial Applicant / Owner: RMW Architecture & Interiors (applicant) / Applied Materials, Inc. (owner) Environmental Review: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(a). Project Planner: Momoko Ishijima, (408) 730-7532, mishijima@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Report to Planning Commission [21-0820, September 13, 2021] (without attachments), 2. Applicant's GPI Request Letter, 3. Applicant’s Conceptual Development Plan, 4. Vicinity and Noticing Maps, 5. General Plan Land Use Map of Vicinity, 6. LUTE Changing Conditions Map, 7. Expanded Study Area, 8. Link to Arques Campus Specific Plan (1999), 9. Corrections to Planning Commission Staff Report, 10. Excerpt of Draft Minutes of the Planning Commission Meeting of September 13, 2021, 11. Presentation to Council 20210928
Related files: 21-0820
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment Initiation: to consider a 100% Floor Area Ratio (FAR) combining district on 10 parcels in the M-S zoning district totaling 63 acres.
Location: 974 East Arques Avenue (APNs: 205-36-006, 205-36-007, 205-36-008), 190 Commercial Street (APN: 205-35-001), 198 Commercial Street (APN: 205-35-002), 930 East California Street (APN: 205-35-003), 1050/1090 East Arques Avenue (APN: 205-37-009), 928/930 East Arques Avenue (APN: 205-35-017), and 955/965 East Arques Avenue (APNs: 205-25-018 and 205-25-019)
File #: 2021-7282
Zoning: M-S - Industrial and Service
General Plan: Industrial
Applicant / Owner: RMW Architecture & Interiors (applicant) / Applied Materials, Inc. (owner)
Environmental Review: The project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(a).
Project Planner: Momoko Ishijima, (408) 730-7532, mishijima@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION
The Planning Commission considered this item on September 13, 2021. Other than the applicant representatives, no members of the public spoke on the item.

The Planning Commission voted 6-0 to approve recommending approval of Alternative 2 to initiate a General Plan Amendment study of a larger study area as an industrial intensification site in the General Plan to allow 100 percent FAR with the preparation of a Specific, Area, or Precise Plan, with corrections to the staff report regarding the project boundary referenced in Attachment 9.

The Planning Commission discussed the following issues regarding the request (see meeting minutes in Attachment 10) - staff comments follow each item:
* Would the additional parcels in the study area get added to the existing Arques Campus Specific Plan?
o Staff comment - If the GPI were approved, a new Specific, Precise or Area Plan would be prepared including all parcels in the requested study area.
* Would the Citywide Development Pool be exha...

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