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carlos hernandez inside Sunnyvale July 22, 2017, 3:14 PM

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07/22/2017

Michael Kobetsky inside Sunnyvale July 20, 2017, 1:52 PM

Today's date
07/20/2017

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale July 20, 2017, 2:49 AM

1. Which of the following statements best describes you?
Sunnyvale single family home owner residing at my home in Sunnyvale


2. If you own a single-family residential property (not including mobile homes, condos or townhomes) in Sunnyvale, would you consider developing an ADU on your property?
Yes


3. Would you be in favor of allowing ADUs on lots smaller than the current minimum lot size for single-family lots in R0 and R1 zoning districts (8,500 square feet or greater)?
Yes


4. Do you feel ADU regulations should be more flexible so more single-family homeowners could potentially add one to their property?
Yes


5. Do you think ADUs should be encouraged (through more flexible development standards) in areas near transit?
Yes


6. Do you think the City should offer the following types of incentives to encourage more ADUs?
(check all that apply?)


Allow them closer to the property line, Provide assistance to help people navigate the permitting and design process


7. Currently, the City requires a deed restriction to be recorded that requires either the main home or the ADU on the property to be owner-occupied for 20 years after the ADU is built. The owner can rent out one of the units, but must live in the other. Do you agree with this requirement?
Yes, 20 years is a good time frame

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale July 19, 2017, 3:14 PM

1. Which of the following statements best describes you?
Sunnyvale single family home owner residing at my home in Sunnyvale


2. If you own a single-family residential property (not including mobile homes, condos or townhomes) in Sunnyvale, would you consider developing an ADU on your property?
No


If no, why not?
While I appreciate the intent to allow more housing, this would be a detriment to established neighborhoods. More cars and traffic, loss of privacy, and loss of single family parcels. What might start out as ADU's for extended family members would eventually become rental units, possibly with high turnover.


3. Would you be in favor of allowing ADUs on lots smaller than the current minimum lot size for single-family lots in R0 and R1 zoning districts (8,500 square feet or greater)?
No


Comments:
Los Altos has a higher limit (13,000 sq ft,) and might lower that to 10,000 sq ft. But Los Altos lots are typically zoned quarter acre minimum (10,890 sq ft), so would not impact neighbors as much. SV lots are typically 6000 - 10,000 max. This means higher density (people, cars, etc).


4. Do you feel ADU regulations should be more flexible so more single-family homeowners could potentially add one to their property?
No


Comments:
A big concern is that ADUs would change the dynamics of Sunnyvale single family residential neighborhoods. We pay some of the highest housing costs in the country, but we don't have the luxury of large lots and amenities like open space. Crowding more people into our area just doesn't make sense. Rather, the focus should be on improved rapid transportation systems to bring people from new housing developments built to handle higher density living.


5. Do you think ADUs should be encouraged (through more flexible development standards) in areas near transit?
No


6. Do you think the City should offer the following types of incentives to encourage more ADUs?
(check all that apply?)


I do not think the City should offer any incentives to encourage more ADUs


Comments/other ideas:
I would not want to lose the setbacks on my property, or to have our neighbor add a driveway along the side yard to a apartment in the back yard. Currently, the rear fence has q 20 ft setback.


7. Currently, the City requires a deed restriction to be recorded that requires either the main home or the ADU on the property to be owner-occupied for 20 years after the ADU is built. The owner can rent out one of the units, but must live in the other. Do you agree with this requirement?
Yes, but this requirement should be permanent


8. Do you have any other comments or suggestions about ADUs?
Would the ADUs be allowed to be 2-story (another negative)? Also, how would the use of these properties be regulated? (number of occupants, etc.) This might be less of a problem if the owner is on-site, as in #7.

gail rubino inside Sunnyvale July 19, 2017, 2:26 PM

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July 19, 2017

Robert Miller inside Sunnyvale July 19, 2017, 12:11 PM

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7/19/17

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale July 19, 2017, 8:54 AM

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July 19, 2017

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale July 18, 2017, 7:06 PM

1. Which of the following statements best describes you?
Sunnyvale single family home owner residing at my home in Sunnyvale


2. If you own a single-family residential property (not including mobile homes, condos or townhomes) in Sunnyvale, would you consider developing an ADU on your property?
Yes


3. Would you be in favor of allowing ADUs on lots smaller than the current minimum lot size for single-family lots in R0 and R1 zoning districts (8,500 square feet or greater)?
Yes


4. Do you feel ADU regulations should be more flexible so more single-family homeowners could potentially add one to their property?
Yes


Comments:
Regulations need to definitely be more flexible. The need for adding an ADU especially for a multi-family situation (elderly parents, disabled family members etc.) is real and urgent.


5. Do you think ADUs should be encouraged (through more flexible development standards) in areas near transit?
No Strong Opinion


6. Do you think the City should offer the following types of incentives to encourage more ADUs?
(check all that apply?)


Allow them closer to the property line, Allow ADUs larger than 700 square feet and/or more than 1 bedroom, Provide assistance to help people navigate the permitting and design process, Reduced parking requirements


Comments/other ideas:
The requirements for parking etc. are preposterous. Whatever the city can do to ease the permit process and meet regulations would be a welcome change.


7. Currently, the City requires a deed restriction to be recorded that requires either the main home or the ADU on the property to be owner-occupied for 20 years after the ADU is built. The owner can rent out one of the units, but must live in the other. Do you agree with this requirement?
No, I do not think the owner should have to live on the property if they decide to rent out both units