E Arques Ave., E California
Other Location Info
The project site is located on two 0.75-acre properties (1.5-acres total) located near the southwest corner of E. Arques Avenue and Commercial Street. The subject property consists of two parcels that are developed with three industrial buildings with a total square footage of 9,720 square feet, and hardscape and various trees around the perimeter. Properties in the vicinity of the subject property include restaurants, auto repair/collision centers, the Apple Campus, Sunnyvale Public Works Corporation Yard, and various other commercial and industrial facilities. The project site and abutting properties have the same Industrial General Plan designation and the Manufacturing and Services Zoning (M-S) designation as the subject properties. A Tentative Map is proposed that will merge the two lots into one and to create new air space lots for each hotel and one common lot. A Use Permit is required for a hotel use in the M-S zoning district and the use of mechanized parking.
The project proposes two new six-story hotels over an underground parking garage. The proposed building at the back of the site is an “Extended Stay Hotel” with 144 rooms, a 629 square foot fitness room and lobby space. An extended stay hotel offers longer term accommodation for guests and typically includes self-serve laundry and in-suite kitchens. The proposed building at the front of the site is a “Select Service Hotel” with 130 rooms, a full-service restaurant with outdoor dining patio, 803 square foot fitness room, and 865 square feet of meeting space. The Select Service hotel generally provides a limited degree of services and amenities compared to full-service hotels. For example, most select-service hotels do not contain banquet or conference meeting space, recreational and retail facilities. Both hotels would include alcoholic beverage service in conjunction with the hotel operations. The project includes a lot merger for condominium purposes resulting in two air spaces for the hotels and one common area.