2020-7478 Commercial Street Hotels

16 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Sunnyvale
Document Title
2020-7478 Commercial Street Hotels
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
An NOD for a project that proposes to demolish the existing one-story buildings and other improvements including the removal of 15 protected trees (as defined in the Sunnyvale Municipal Code) and construct two new six-story hotels over a one-level underground parking garage that provides a total of 274 hotel rooms. Site improvements include surface parking spaces, outdoor amenities for hotel guests, an entrance plaza, landscaping and new public sidewalk. Also a tentative map to allow a lot merger and subdivision for condominium purposes.

Contact Information

Cindy Hom
Agency Name
City of Sunnyvale
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
E Arques Ave., E California
Total Acres
Parcel #
205-34-006, 205-34-013
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.
Other Information
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.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Sunnyvale
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Santa Clara
Final Environmental Document Available at


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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