Peery Park Specific Plan

Final Peery Park Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report

The Peery Park Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) were adopted and certified by the City Council on September 20, 2016. Thank you for your participation in this big effort. 

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Links to the Draft Peery Park Specific Plan and the Draft EIR are located in the following two sections.

Peery Park Environmental Review

The 45-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is now closed; the review period ran from Friday, April 29, 2016 to Monday, June 13, 2016. The documents are still available for viewing digitally (below) and hard copies are available for review in person at City Hall (One Stop counter).

Written comments on the documents that were submitted by Monday, June 13, 2016 will be incorporated into the Response to Comments within the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR). The FEIR will be considered and acted upon, along with the DEIR and the Specific Plan, by the City of Sunnyvale's Planning Commission and City Council in late Summer/early Fall of 2016. Notice of these hearings will be given in the same manner as this process through the mail and the electronic interest list. The DEIR and subsequent FEIR are two of the tools that the City Council will use to make their decision on the project; however, these documents will be accompanied by a staff report and other relevant information that will further explain the project and provide recommendations. If you would like more information on the CEQA process, staff has created a document that provides explanation.

Draft Environmental Impact Report Documents: 

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A 30-day Notice of Preparation (NOP) public review period ran from June 9, 2015 to July 9, 2015 and provided time for the public or other agencies to provide comments regarding the environmental analysis. The City held a meeting regarding the scope of EIR on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at City Hall in the Council Chambers. The City of Sunnyvale incorporates relevant information into the Draft EIR, including results of public scoping and technical studies.  Key dates and documents are provided below:

June 9, 2015 - July 9, 2015: Notice of Preparation (NOP) 30-Day public review period

June 25, 2015: EIR Scoping Meeting

Peery Park Specific Plan

The final version of the Peery Park Specific Plan will be available shortly.

The draft Peery Park Specific Plan is available digitally (below) for viewing. Please note that the adopted PPSP document varies slightly from some of the information contained in the draft.

* These are large files that will download automatically to your computer when you click on the link.

The City hired Economic and Planning Systems, Inc. to conduct a pro forma financial analysis of four commercial real estate product types that evaluate development potential within the Peery Park Specific Plan. The purpose of the analysis was to assess the economic value of development in the Peery Park area for the purpose of establishing a community benefits or incentive zoning program. This information will be used to create the community benefits program that will be released with the draft Specific Plan.

August 18, 2015 Council Study Session

The City Council held a study session on August 18, 2015 to discuss the environmental alternatives for the Peery Park Specific Plan and information on the potential Community Benefits program.

Community Workshop #4

The fourth community workshop was held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 and focused on proposed Guiding Principle & Goal #8, Protecting Adjacent Neighborhoods, from the Vision, Guiding Principles, Goals, Policies and Key Implementation Concepts document that was presented to the City Council on April 28, 2015. This workshop included discussion on limiting heights on Mathilda Avenue, potential pedestrian connections between adjacent neighborhoods and the Peery Park District (PPD), buffering existing residential neighborhoods from the PPD and other topics related to this goal. The workshop included a presentation on detailed concepts discussed in previous workshops related to this topic and will provided time for comment through Q&A and an interactive exercise. A summary of the results of the interactive exercise will be posted shortly.

Recent Public Hearings

Staff brought the draft project description, draft vision, guiding principles, goals and policies and draft conceptual policy framework diagrams and maps to the Planning Commission on April 13, 2015 and to the City Council on April 28, 2015 to obtain feedback and direction.

April 28, 2015 City Council Meeting:

April 13, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting:

Study Session

The Planning Commission and City Council held a joint study session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 to discuss the preliminary policy framework, traffic analysis and transportation demand management information for the Peery Park Specific Plan. The staff presentation from the study session can be found below along with the meeting notes.

Community Workshop #3

Thank you for your participation in the third community workshop that was held on January 21, 2015. The presentation and meeting notes from this workshop can be found below.

Community Workshop #2

Thank you to everyone who participated in the second community workshop on December 3, 2014. We received a lot of valuable information and look forward to the third workshop.

The presentation, meeting notes and summary of the group exercise from the second workshop can be found below. The consultant would like us to emphasize that the slides are only exhibits that are used to support the workshop presentation and are not meant to be used as stand-alone information since some of them require additional explanation.

Community Survey

Thank you for your participation in the Community Survey, the information we collected will be used to prepare the Peery Park Specific Plan.

Community Workshop #1

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, meeting notes and summary of the group exercise from the first community workshop below.


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 446 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.

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.

Peery Park Specific Plan Consultant

The City selected Freedman, Tung and Sasaki (FTS) to prepare the Specific Plan for Peery Park. FTS will be working with AMEC on the environmental review, Hexagon Trasnportation Consultants, and The Concord Group and Seifel Consulting for the market and fiscal analysis.

Staff Contact

If you need additional information on the PPSP, please contact Amber Blizinski.

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