Butchers Corner

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Project Update

The Butcher's Corner development project was approved by the City Council on December 13, 2016. The staff report and meeting minutes are available below:

City Council Report and Minutes, December 13, 2016
Planning Commission Report and Minutes, November 28, 2016

Approved Project

The project site, referred to as the "Butcher's Property", is located on the southwest corner of El Camino Real and S. Wolfe Road and extends along E. Fremont Avenue. The site is approximately five acres in size and was historically used for agricultural and residential purposes. The site is currently developed with two homes and was previously an unincorporated "island" parcel of the County of Santa Clara's; however, the site has since been annexed into the City of Sunnyvale. The site is currently zoned R-3/ECR (Medium Density Residential/Precise Plan for El Camino Real) and designated Residential High Density (RHI) in the General Plan. 

The adjacent property located at the southwest corner of E. Fremont Avenue and S. Wolfe Road, referred to as the "corner office property", has also been incorporated into the project site. The property is less than half an acre in size and is currently developed with a two-story medical (dental) office building. The site is currently zoned C-1/ECR (Neighborhood Commercial/Precise Plan for El Camino Real)  and is also designated RHI in the General Plan.

The approved project includes 138 residential units, consisting of 39 townhomes and 99 apartment units, and 6,934 sq. ft. of retail/office space. The project also includes redevelopment of the corner office property into common open space for residents of the development. The application included a Rezone for the corner office property from C-1/ECR to R-3/ECR. Project Plans, Dated July 2016

The City Council required modifications to the project that are not yet reflected in the project plans, including a reduction in building height for the apartment building facing Fremont Avenue ranging from five to six stories. The City Council also approved the Heritage Resource designation of four Oak trees, including three Coast Live Oaks at the corner of El Camino Real and Wolfe Road and on Valley Oak in the middle of the site, which will be preserved and incorporated into the project.

Environmental Review

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires that all state and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects for which they have discretional authority. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared and certified by the City Council. The certified EIR is comprised of the Draft EIR and the Final EIR.

Draft EIR:
The Draft EIR was available for public review and comment for 45 days, from April 8 to May 23, 2016. A Planning Commission public hearing to accept public comments on the Draft EIR was held on May 9, 2016.

Notice of Availability
Draft EIR
Draft EIR Appendices

Final EIR:
The Final EIR, including the formal Response to Comments and corrections to the Draft EIR is below. 

Final EIR
Final EIR Appendices

City Contact

Comments, questions and concerns should be directed to Noren Caliva-Lepe, Senior Planner, at (408) 730-7659 or via e-mail.


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