166-176 E Fremont Avenue - Mixed Use Project (NOE#2)

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SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Sunnyvale
Document Title
166-176 E Fremont Avenue - Mixed Use Project (NOE#2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
An subsequent NOE approved by Sunnyvale City Council for a special development permit to redevelop a portion (easterly portion) of an existing shopping center (Fremont Corners) into a mixed-use development with 8,094 square feet of commercial space and 50, 4-story townhome-style condominiums with associated parking and site improvements including common open space and a tentative map to subdivide the lot into 6 lots and 50 condominiums.

Contact Information

Shetal Divatia
Agency Name
City of Sunnyvale
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd., Bobwhite Ave.
Total Acres
Parcel #
Other Location Info
The proposed project is located within the Fremont Corners shopping center, which is comprised of four parcels totaling 7.8 acres in size. The subject property is the eastern-most parcel and is 2.77 acres in size. The site is currently developed with two commercial buildings and surface parking.
Other Information
The project site has frontage on Fremont Avenue and has two access driveways from Fremont Avenue and two driveways shared between the remaining portion of the shopping center on its west. The site is adjacent to one-story single-family homes on the south and fourplex and single-family homes to the east. The site is developed with two free-standing, one-story commercial buildings, and surface parking. The commercial building closer to Fremont Avenue is occupied by Vekslar Academy of Music and Dance and Jake’s Pizza restaurant, while the building in the rear has American Academy of Kickboxing and Cole’s Market. The vacant land between these two buildings appears like a building pad that has historically been undeveloped. The site includes surface parking and some landscaped areas along the periphery and the parking lot. The remaining portion of the shopping center, west of the site, includes commercial/retail buildings located in the rear portion of the site with surface parking lots along the Fremont Avenue frontage. The project site shares two cross-access and parking easements with the adjacent lot on its west (24 -Hour Fitness) which are proposed to continue. No formal applications have been submitted to redevelop the remaining shopping center at this time.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32 - Sec. 15332 In-Fill Development Projects
Reasons for Exemption
Under the provisions of Section 15332, Class 32 (In-Fill Development) of the California Environmental Quality Act, the project is found to be exempt from further environmental review. The Section 15332 exemption applies to projects that are consistent with applicable General Plan designation and all applicable General Plan policies, as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations. The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres and is substantially surrounded by existing residential and commercial land uses. The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; approval of the project will not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. Additionally, the site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public service.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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