Commissioner Weiss noted that page E-1 of Attachment 7 features bollard lights
that do not appear to offer downlighting. Associate Planner Cha responded that,
due to Recommended Condition of Approval PS-3, the proposed project’s light
fixtures must all be fully shielded to prevent unwanted glare or light spillage.
Commissioner Weiss proposed that a mosaic design be implemented for the blank
white wall located on the proposed project’s west elevation since such a design will
offer long-lasting visual interest that will not experience wear over time.
Commissioner Howard shared his concerns about covering the blank white wall on
the proposed project’s west elevation with artificial plants. He suggested that a
decorative metal panel or a mosaic design might be more suitable.
Commissioner Shukla commended improvements made to the proposed project
since it was last reviewed at a Planning Commission study session. She also spoke
in support of the artificial plants that are being considered for the blank white wall
located on the proposed project’s west elevation.
Rani Fischer, Sunnyvale resident, expressed her gratitude for the proposed
project’s LEED Gold Level, the avian collision risk assessment that was conducted,
and the proposed project’s inclusion of glazed windows. She also voiced her
opposition to the use of artificial plants for the blank white wall located on the
proposed project’s west elevation.
Ms. Cook presented additional information about the proposed project.
Chair Pyne closed the Public Hearing.
Commissioner Howard confirmed with Associate Planner Cha that Recommended
Condition of Approval EP-29 has been corrected and may be found in Attachment
13 of the staff report.
MOTION: Commissioner Weiss moved and Commissioner Howard seconded the
motion to Alternative 1 – Make the findings required 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, and approve the Use Permit and Variance based on the Recommended Findings
in Attachment 3, and Recommended Conditions of Approval in corrected
Attachment 4 (Attachment 13 of the staff report).
Recommended Condition of Approval EP-29 of Attachment 4 has been corrected in
Attachment 13 and reads as follows: “TRAFFIC SIGNAL – Developer shall install
two (2) new Audible Pedestrian System (APS) push buttons with touchless feature
at the southwest corner of the intersection of Oakmead Parkway and Lakeside