Landbank Investments, LLC has requested permission to construct a 770,000 square foot office complex on 17.8 acres at the southeast corner of N. Wolfe Road and E. Arques Avenue. The project consists of three interconnected office buildings with four floors of open-style office over two levels of parking, a six-story parking garage, and a central plaza with 30,000 square feet of onsite commercial amenities. The building architecture incorporates extensive glass surfaces integrated into a curved building. The project site is located between Central Expressway, North Wolfe Road and East Arques Avenue. The project includes an increase in the allowable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 35% to 100% and the abandonment of the right-of-way for Santa Ana Court (which would be incorporated into the project).
The Central & Wolfe Project consists of the following entitlement approvals from the City of Sunnyvale.
Precise Zoning Map Amendment to rezone the site from M-S (Industrial and Service, allowable FAR 35%) to M-S FAR100 (Industrial Service, allowable FAR 100%)
- Major Design Review for the site layout, architecture, colors and materials, and landscaping
- Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map to create a condominium map to reconfigure the exiting lots
- Street Right-of-Way Abandonment for Santa Ana Court (which will be incorporated into the Project)
- Development Agreement between the City of Sunnyvale and Landbank Investments, LLC
A 30-day Notice of Preparation (NOP) public review period began on September 2, 2013. This time is provided for the public or other agencies to provide comments regarding the environmental analysis. The City held a Scoping meeting on September 17, 2013 to solicit input from the public regarding the scope of Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The City of Sunnyvale incorporated relevant information into the Draft EIR, including results of public scoping and technical studies. The Draft EIR is currently being prepared and is expected to be available for the required 45-day public review period in early April 2014.
Notice of Preparation – September 2, 2013
45-Day Review Period – April 18, 2014 to June 2, 2014
Notice of Availability
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) has been prepared for the Central and Wolfe Campus. The project is proposed by LANDBANK Investments, LLC and consists of three interconnected office buildings, parking garage, and other onsite amenities. The project requires a Rezone, Special Development Permit, Tentative Subdivision Map, and Environmental Review (EIR) and includes a Development Agreement. The EIR is available below and hardcopies are available at City Hall, the Library and Community Center for review.
Dropbox PDF Files (+8mb):
Draft Environmental Impact Report (10.2 MB)
Technical Appendices (12.9 MB)
Chapter Folders (4 mb max):
Cover and Chapter 1
Chapter 2, Part 1
Chapter 2, Part 2
Chapter 3, Part 1 (Sections 3.1 - 3.3)
Chapter 3, Part 2 (Sections 3.4 – 3.14)
Chapters 4 - 6
Appendices A - C
Appendices D and E
Appendix F, Part 1
Appendix F, Part 1B
Appendix F, Part 2
Appendix F, Part 3
August 15, 2014: Response to Comment & Final EIR
CDs of the DEIR and Technical Appendices are available upon request by contacting the Planning Division at (408) 730-7444. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a minimum 45 day review of a draft EIR. The 45-day review period begins on April 18, 2014 and ends on June 2, 2014. The purpose of the 45-day review period is to provide comment on the adequacy of the DEIR. A Planning Commission hearing will be held on May 28, 2014 to take public testimony on the project. At the end of the 45 days, staff will compile all comments and work with the consultant to provide a response to comments. The response to comments and Final EIR will be brought forward for formal public hearings with the Planning Commission and City Council. The key dates are noted below.
April 8, 2014: City Council Study Session on the Project
April 28, 2014: Planning Commission Study Session, introduction of the Draft EIR
May 28, 2014: Planning Commission Public Hearing to gather public comment on the Draft EIR
August 25, 2014: Planning Commission Public Hearing on the Project and Final EIR
September 16, 2014: City Council Public Hearing on the Project and Final EIR
Comments, questions, and concerns should be directed to David Hogan, Project Planner, City of Sunnyvale, Community Development Department, 456 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707, by fax at (408-328-0710), or via e-mail.