A survey has been prepared to gather public input regarding existing conditions and future land use and other associated improvement within the Peery Park District. The survey will be available for input from November 19, 2013 through December 19, 2013. Please select the link below to participate in the survey. The survey information will assist in the preparation of the Peery Park Specific Plan.
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Thank you to everyone who attended the first Peery Park Specific Plan Community Workshop on October 16, 2013. We received a lot of valuable comments and look forward to working with everyone on the project.
You can find the presentation from last night's meeting below. The consultant would like us to emphasize that slides are only exhibits that are used to support the workshop presentation and they are not meant to be used as stand-alone information since many of them require additional explanation.
Welcome to the City of Sunnyvale’s Web Page for the Peery Park Specific Plan. The purpose of this page is to provide:
- A brief history of the Peery Park Specific Plan area,
- Information about the Peery Park consultants; and
- Information on upcoming meetings (to be updated throughout the process).
The City of Sunnyvale was incorporated in 1912, and experienced rapid growth during the 1960’s and 1970’s. During the 1970’s, the area known as Peery Park, located northwest of downtown, was developed primarily with Class B and C one-story concrete tilt-up buildings. Peery Park was primarily developed by Peery-Arrillaga and later portions were redeveloped by the Irvine Company and others. It is one of the older industrial areas of the City and although some of the properties in the area have been redeveloped, many are still in their original state.
The approximately 407 net acre area is made up of over 180 properties, consisting of over 77% industrial uses, 12% commercial and less than 1% residential. The area known as Peery Park is generally bounded on the north by U.S. Highway 101, the south by the railroad, the west by the City of Mountain View border and the east by Mathilda Avenue (see map). For purposes of this study, it also includes industrial property north of Highway 101 and east of Mathilda Avenue (see map). Major tenants in the area include offices for Blue Coat Systems, Apple, LinkedIn, Le Boulanger, Riverbed, Good Technology, Hewlett Packard, Ariba, the Parkinson’s Institute, BMC Software, Synopsis, and Patterson Dental.
Peery Park is located near Moffett Federal Airfield and the industrial office area of Mountain View. Access to Peery Park is via U.S. 101 from Mathilda Avenue, State Routes 85 and 237 and Mountain View via Maude Avenue and Central Expressway at Mary, Pastoria and Mathilda Avenues. Downtown Sunnyvale is located to the southeast of Peery Park and provides transit and retail services to Peery Park.
Preparation of the Peery Park Specific Plan has been a longstanding uncompleted study issue (link to study issue paper is below). The study issue was ranked highly by the City Council in 2009, but has been deferred in subsequent years when the budgeted funds were transferred to update the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) and to prepare the Climate Action Plan (CAP). Recent interest in higher density Class ‘A’ office buildings has intensified throughout the city and particularly for properties in Peery Park. The current predominate zoning for Peery Park is 35% FAR which reflects a time when the typical project was a one to two-story concrete tilt-up with surface parking. Given Peery Parks favorable location for high-tech and other emerging companies and excellent access via two freeways and Central Expressway, Peery Park is poised for redevelopment and in need of a Specific Plan to explore the current interest for more Class ‘A’ offices while also addressing the continued need for Class ‘B’ and ‘C’ space.
For information regarding the City Council Study Issue, General Plan and Zoning please refer to the following links:
Purpose of the Specific Plan
The purpose of the Specific Plan is to provide the City, property owners and businesses with a guide for future development in the Peery Park area. The Specific Plan would not only provide general vision and broad policy concepts to guide development, but also provide the details on the type, location and intensity of uses, define the capacity and design of needed public improvements and infrastructure, and determine the resources necessary to finance and implement the public improvements and infrastructure needed to support the vision for the area. The intent is to provide design standards for the public realm in order to give the area a unique identity and the foundation in which quality developments and businesses would locate. The Specific Plan would address market constraints and opportunities for industrial and office uses, and evaluate the appropriateness of other uses necessary to create a vibrant business community. The Specific Plan and EIR will also take into consideration the proximity of the project site to Moffett Federal Airfield (operated by NASA-Ames), Downtown Sunnyvale Caltrain station and Light Rail stops in Mountain View. The consultant will work with NASA and the City to ensure that the proposed development standards for the Specific Plan do not create potential hazards to NASA or the air field.
It is intended that the Specific Plan set development policies, land use regulations, design standards, capital improvement program and financing program concisely within a single document.
In addition to good planning tenets, the City of Sunnyvale has adopted economic goals and priorities that would apply to the Specific Plan document, including:
- Stabilize and expand the tax base (sales, property and hotel tax),
- Attract companies that provide high-paying jobs,
- Focus economic development activities on business retention and attraction,
- Outreach to ethnic and small businesses,
- Update the City’s inventory of Class A, B and C buildings.
Peery Park Specific Plan Consultant
While the City received several outstanding proposals in response to the RFP for the Peery Park Specific Plan; we have selected Freedman, Tung and Sasaki (FTS) to prepare the Specific Plan for Peery Park. FTS will be working with AMEC on the EIR, Hexagon Transportation Consultants on the traffic component of the EIR and Specific Plan, and The Concord Group and Seifel Consulting for the market and fiscal analysis.
At this point the consultants are working on collecting data and information to prepare the necessary maps and documents to start the process. We anticipate the first community workshop will be held in October 2013. If you wish to be on the Peery Park interest list please send your contact information to Amber El-Hajj
- 1st Community Workshop - October 16, 2013
The first community workshop for the Peery Park Specific Plan was held on Wednesday, October 16th in the Community Room at Washington Park from 6:30 - 9 p.m. The first community workshop includes discussion of existing district issues and opportunities, economics and workplace trends. This workshop is one in a series of two public workshops for residents and other stakeholders to collaborate with City staff and project consultants to discuss concepts for the Peery Park Specific Plan.
- 2nd Community Workshop - TBA
County of Santa Clara's Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) for Moffett Federal Airfield