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File #: 21-1007   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 11/8/2021
Title: Proposed Project: SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to redevelop an existing affordable housing development for a total of 123 affordable units. The proposal consists of demolition of a 32-unit apartment building, construction of 93 residential units in a new six-story building, rehabilitation of the existing 30-unit apartment building and installation of related site improvements located on a 1.72-acre site. Location: 245 W Weddell Avenue (APN: 110-12-093) File #: 2020-7620 Zoning: High Density Residential (R-4)/Planned Development (PD) Combining District. Applicant / Owner: First Community Housing / Parkview Apartment Association. Environmental Review: The project is consistent with the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) of the City's General Plan and no additional environmental review is required pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 and Public Resources Code Section 21083.3. 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. LUTE Consistency Checklist, 6. Technical Studies, 7. LUTE Mitigation and Monitoring Reporting Program, 8. Site and Architectural Plans, 9. Project Description Letter, 10. State Density Bonus Concession Letter, 11. Tenant Relocation Plan, 12. Public Comments Received After Staff Report Published and Four Hours Prior to Meeting, 13. Staff Presentation 20211108 (21-1007)
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to redevelop an existing affordable housing development for a total of 123 affordable units. The proposal consists of demolition of a 32-unit apartment building, construction of 93 residential units in a new six-story building, rehabilitation of the existing 30-unit apartment building and installation of related site improvements located on a 1.72-acre site.
Location: 245 W Weddell Avenue (APN: 110-12-093)
File #: 2020-7620
Zoning: High Density Residential (R-4)/Planned Development (PD) Combining District.
Applicant / Owner: First Community Housing / Parkview Apartment Association.
Environmental Review: The project is consistent with the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) of the City's General Plan and no additional environmental review is required pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 and Public Resources Code Section 21083.3.
Project Planner: Cindy Hom, (408) 730-7411, chom@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF

General Plan: High Density Residential
Existing Site Conditions: Two and three story apartment buildings with mature landscaping.
Surrounding Land Uses
North: Orchard Garden Park and John W. Christian Greenbelt
South: W. Weddell Drive and Highway (HWY) 101
East: Two-story apartment buildings and commercial service uses
West: Comfort Inn Hotel and 8-unit apartment building.
Issues: Parking, architecture, building setbacks, lot coverage, landscaping/open space, height and solar shading.
Staff Recommendation: Alternative 1: Make the required Findings to approve the CEQA determination that the project is consistent with the City's General Plan and no additional environmental review is required as noted in the checklist in Attachment 5, Approve the Special Development Permit based on Recommended Findings in Attachment 3 and subject to the Recommended Conditions of Approval in Attachment 4.

BACKGROUND
Description of Proposed Project
The project si...

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