Council Meeting 05/03/16 – Sunnyvale

Council Meeting 05/03/16 – Sunnyvale

City: Sunnyvale

Time: 7:00 PM

Address: 456 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Location: 160 Aries Way (APN 209-07-007)

Proposed Project: DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT INITIATION: Request to study a change to the land use designation of a portion of Block 1a of the Downtown Specific Plan from very high density residential to retail and office, as well as increase the allowable height from 85 feet to100 feet.

Map of 160 Aries Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Applicant/Owner: Andy Kasik

Environmental Review: Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061 (b) (3) because the mere initiation of a study is not a project with the potential to cause a significant impact on the environment. 2 16-0197

Recommendation: Alternatives 1 and 2: 1) Initiate a study to consider amending a portion of Block 1a of the Downtown Specific Plan to change the primary land use designation to office including a possible increase in the height limit, prepare draft development standards, evaluate impacts to the Downtown parking district, evaluate project alternatives and prepare related Zoning Code amendments; and 2) Study an alternative land use scenario for a mixed use residential, office and retail use with potential R3 and R4 residential density including evaluating impacts to the Downtown parking district.