Monthly Archives: February 2011

David J Powers John Schwarz Warns of Significant PAMF Noise Impacts To Residents


The City of Sunnyvale has permitted The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Project to begin demotion and excavation despite the current CEQA litigation.

PAMF Giant Pit 301 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale

PAMF Giant Pit 301 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale

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This surprising approval seemingly contradicts the first indicator that the PAMF Rebuild Project, located at 301 Old San Francisco Road, required an Environmental Impact Report (EIR),  according to CEQA, due to the intense construction noise impacts occurring from demolition and excavation that would exceed The City of Sunnyvale Noise Ordinance for an extended amount of time.

On 9/19/08 John Schwarz, of David J Powers & Associates, forwarded the draft environmental noise report from Illingworth & Rodkin to Sunnyvale Planners Gerri Caruso and Trudi Ryan warning “given the proximity of the residential uses, the HIGH construction levels anticipated and the duration of exposure to those levels . . . do not give it to Camino until we have a chance to discuss it.”      Continue reading

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Sunnyvale Palo Alto Medical Foundation Demolishes Building Despite CEQA Litigation


The Sunnyvale Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), a Subsidiary of Sutter Health, has demolished the former 301 Old San Francisco Road  Building and is preparing the site despite the PAMF Environmental Impact Report (PAMF EIR) CEQA Litigation.

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PAMF Plywood Fence Noise Barrier Adequate?

PAMF Plywood Fence Noise Barrier. Will this be Adequate?

Note the 8′ plywood fence noise barrier. According to the PAMF DEIR, the purpose is to shield adjacent residences from MAJOR noise generating phases of demolition and construction to reach 75dBA on Jarvis Court, exceeding The City of Sunnyvale Noise Ordinance.             Continue reading