Sunnyvale is making exciting plans to redevelop old shopping centers into new Village Centers following a goal set by the city with its recent General Plan update. Village Centers will be new medium-density mixed-use places that will blend housing and retail, close to transit. We’re really excited about the opportunities to evolve aging shopping centers into places with homes and convenient access to the needs of daily life.
The Planning Commission will be reviewing a draft plan for the Public Engagement Process for a Precise Plan for the first of the Village Centers. Because Village Centers are brand new in Sunnyvale, it will be helpful to come and be supportive.
When: This coming Monday, July 8th at 7pm
Where: The Council Chambers: 456 Olive Ave
The first Village Center under consideration is at the corner of W. Fremont Avenue and Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road:
Some great features of the Village Centers include:
- A focus on walkability and transit
- Space for community gatherings and interaction
- Proximity to services and businesses for residents of the Centers and the surrounding community
- Residential diversity through new housing types (multi-family properties) in areas that skew heavily towards single family homes
- Land designation that allows up to 4-story buildings and 18 units per acre (averaged across the site)
Please join us to support more housing as a key component of these Centers, and engage in the Public Engagement Process.
Also, whether or not you can make it, please voice your support for these new developments:
- Reach your councilmembers here
- Voice your support to Project Planner Cindy Hom at (408) 730-7411 or Chom@sunnyvale.ca.gov