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File #: 21-0960   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/11/2021
Title: Proposed Project: DESIGN REVIEW to allow a 796 square foot first floor addition to an existing one-story home, resulting in 4,452 square feet (3,784 square feet living area and 668 square feet garage) and 28% floor area ratio (FAR). Location: 1258 Cranberry Avenue (APN: 202-32-046) File #: 2021-7159 Zoning: R-1 (Low Density Residential) Applicant / Owner: OPQ Design (applicant) / Sheryl L Sun Trustee & et al. (owner) Environmental Review: A Class 1 Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions. Project Planner: Kelly Cha, Associate Planner, kcha@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, 6. Neighborhood Comparison, 7. Materials List, 8. Staff Presentation 20211011 (21-0960)
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
DESIGN REVIEW to allow a 796 square foot first floor addition to an existing one-story home, resulting in 4,452 square feet (3,784 square feet living area and 668 square feet garage) and 28% floor area ratio (FAR).
Location: 1258 Cranberry Avenue (APN: 202-32-046)
File #: 2021-7159
Zoning: R-1 (Low Density Residential)
Applicant / Owner: OPQ Design (applicant) / Sheryl L Sun Trustee & et al. (owner)
Environmental Review: A Class 1 Exemption relieves this project from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) provisions.
Project Planner: Kelly Cha, Associate Planner, kcha@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
General Plan: Low Density Residential (RLO)
Existing Site Conditions: one-story single-family home
Surrounding Land Uses
North: One-story single-family homes
South: One-story single-family home
East: One-story single-family home
West: One-story and two-story single-family homes
Issues: Floor area
Staff Recommendation: Approve the Design Review based on the Findings in Attachment 3 and subject to the Conditions of Approval in Attachment 4.

BACKGROUND
Description of Proposed Project: The project is located on a 15,808 square foot residential lot with an existing one-story single-family home. The applicant proposes to construct a single-story addition of 796 square feet in the rear of the existing single-family home, resulting in 4,452 square feet and 28% FAR.

A Design Review application is required for an addition to an existing home to evaluate compliance with development standards and with the Single-Family Home Design Techniques. Planning Commission review is required for homes with a gross floor area exceeding 3,600 square feet or floor area ratios greater than 45%. The project results in a gross floor area of 4,452 square feet, which requires Planning Commission review and approval.

See Attachment 1 for a map of the vicinity and mailing area for notices and Attachment 2 for t...

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