2019-7576 - 1139 Karlstad Drive Residential Condominium Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Sunnyvale
Document Title
2019-7576 - 1139 Karlstad Drive Residential Condominium Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
An NOD to allow construction of 135 condominium units within 16, three to four-story buildings.

Contact Information

George Schroeder
Agency Name
City of Sunnyvale
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Tasman Dr, Toyama Dr, Morse Ave.
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Route 237
Fair Oaks Light Rail Station
Other Location Info
The 4.97-acre project site is in the Tasman/Fair Oaks Area Pedestrian and Bicycle Circulation Plan area on the west side of Karlstad Drive, between Tasman and Toyama Drives. The project frontage takes up more than 60 percent of the block length. The site is located approximately 0.3 miles to the Fair Oaks light rail station and a bus stop at Tasman Drive and Fair Oaks Avenue. There is also a mixed-use shopping center and a large commercially-zoned property at this intersection. The intersection can be accessed via walking, biking, or driving north on Karlstad Drive and one block east on Tasman Drive. Class II bicycle lanes on Fair Oaks Avenue are located a block east of the project site. Moffett Park is located approximately 0.5 miles to the north across State Route 237. The site is currently vacant and has no sidewalk along the project frontage. There are two existing gated driveway openings with the adjacent apartment property to the rear (west of the site), also owned by the applicant. The design proposes removal of the existing Emergency Vehicle Access (EVA) driveways to the adjacent multi-family development. To the north of the project site are three-story townhomes; to the south are three-story townhomes; to the east and across Karlstad Drive are two townhome projects; and to the west is an apartment complex and townhomes.
Other Information
The project site is 4.97 acres in size and currently vacant. The project includes the construction of 135 condominium units within 16 new three- and four-story buildings and associated site and off-site improvements. The number of affordable housing units provided by the project the provides the opportunity to use State Density Bonus Law which allows: · Reduced parking; and, Consideration of a concession from development standards for the required 20-foot rear yard setback requirement.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Sunnyvale
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Santa Clara
Final Environmental Document Available at
Community Development Department, City Hall, 456 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94087


(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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