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File #: 21-1027   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Passed
Meeting Body: Community Development Department
On agenda: 11/8/2021
Title: Proposed Project: SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to demolish an existing 19,440 square foot industrial building and construct a 176-unit multi-family housing development (174 affordable units plus two managers' units) within a seven-story building (five levels of housing on top of two levels of podium parking). Location: 1178 Sonora Court (APN:205-50-013) File #: 2020-7393 Zoning Flexible Mixed Use I (MXD-I) Applicant / Owner MP Sonora Court Associates, L.P. (applicant)/City of Sunnyvale (owner) Environmental Review: The project is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guidelines Section15168 (c)(2) and (4) Public Resources Code Section 21094 (c). The project is within the scope of the Lawrence Station Area Plan Program EIR as no new environmental impacts are anticipated and no new mitigations are required Project Planner: Margaret Netto, (408) 730-7628, mnetto@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Site, Vicinity and Public Notice Mailing Map, 2. Project Data Table, 3. Recommended Findings, 4. Recommended Conditions of Approval, 5. CEQA Consistency Checklist with the LSAP EIR, 6. Letter from Applicant, 7. Proposed Site and Architectural Plans, 8. LSAP MMRP, 9. Technical Studies, 10. Public Comments Received After Staff Report Published and Four Hours Prior to Meeting, 11. Staff Presentation 20211108 (21-1027)
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to demolish an existing 19,440 square foot industrial building and construct a 176-unit multi-family housing development (174 affordable units plus two managers' units) within a seven-story building (five levels of housing on top of two levels of podium parking).
Location: 1178 Sonora Court (APN:205-50-013)
File #: 2020-7393
Zoning Flexible Mixed Use I (MXD-I)
Applicant / Owner MP Sonora Court Associates, L.P. (applicant)/City of Sunnyvale (owner)
Environmental Review: The project is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guidelines Section15168 (c)(2) and (4) Public Resources Code Section 21094 (c). The project is within the scope of the Lawrence Station Area Plan Program EIR as no new environmental impacts are anticipated and no new mitigations are required
Project Planner: Margaret Netto, (408) 730-7628, mnetto@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF

General Plan: Lawrence Station Area Plan, Mixed Use Transit Core
Existing Site Conditions:
Surrounding Land Uses
North: Single-story office buildings
South: Caltrain Station
East: Lawrence Expressway
West: Single-story office buildings
Issues: Parking and Traffic
Staff Recommendation: Alternative 1: Make the required Findings to approve 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 and Approve the Special Development Permit subject to recommended findings in Attachment 3 and recommended conditions of approval in Attachment 4.

BACKGROUND
Description of Proposed Project
The project site is 1.26 acres in size located at the corner of Sonora Court and San Zeno Way and is currently developed with a 19,440 square foot single-story office building. The applicant proposes a Special Development Permit (SDP) to construct a seven story, 176-unit affordable housing project c...

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