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File #: 19-821    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/26/2019 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/23/2019 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Action on Amendment No. 1 to Development Agreement with Innovation Commons Owner LLC (Previously Yahoo)
Attachments: 1. Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report, 2. First Amendment to Development Agreement between the City of Santa Clara and Innovation Commons Owner LLC, 3. Resolution Recommending City Council Approval of the First Amendment to Development Agreement Between the City of Santa Clara and Innovation Commons Owner LLC, 4. Development Agreement Ordinance
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Public Hearing: Action on Amendment No. 1 to Development Agreement with Innovation Commons Owner LLC (Previously Yahoo)

Report
BACKGROUND
In 2009, the City Council approved a Planned Development (PD) rezoning of the subject property on Democracy Way from Light Industrial (ML) to Planned Development to allow Yahoo, Inc. ("Yahoo") to construct up to 3.06 million square feet of office/R&D development. The project included a Development Agreement (DA) between the City and Yahoo to secure the development rights over a 10-year term with the vested right to develop in accordance with the permitted uses and intensity of development set forth in the approved PD. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared and circulated in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The City Council certified the Final EIR and approved the project at a public noticed meeting in May 2010. In June 2016, Yahoo transferred all of its development rights and obligations to LeEco Real Estate Group ("LeEco"). LeEco was later acquired by the current property owner, Innovation Commons Owner LLC, which is an affiliate of Kylli, Inc., and all of the development responsibilities and obligations transferred to the current owner in June 2016. The current DA includes various performance deadlines for construction activity and is scheduled to expire in 2020 if construction has not commenced at that time. The property owner is requesting a three-year extension of each of the performance deadlines included in the DA.

In 2017, a new application that would supersede the current PD Zoning was filed to rezone the property to allow up to 6,000 residential units, 3.65 million square feet of office, 400,000 square feet of retail/community amenities, 300,000 square feet of hotel facilities and 70,000 square feet of educational facilities. The current DA will expire in May 2020. The purpose of the requested three-year extension is to mainta...

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