News and Reports
The Sunnyvale Business Page is a quarterly newsletter published by the Economic Development Division. The newsletter provides information on City services and more to help Sunnyvale business owners.
BUSINESS PAGE NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2016
Town Center Site Update
The Sunnyvale Town Center project recently cleared several important hurdles that will allow the transfer of the property to a new developer team, STC Venture LLC. STC Venture LLC, a joint venture comprised of J. P. Morgan Asset Management Fund, Sares Regis Group of Northern California, and Hunter Properties, Inc., entered into a purchase contract with Wells Fargo Bank in December 2015. Staff has met regularly with the new developer team since early this year to process the revised approvals and agreements to relaunch the project. With the recent approvals, they are poised to resume construction and leasing activity on the stalled project.
For details and links to reports, visit Downtown.inSunnyvale.com.
The City of Sunnyvale welcomes new businesses to our community
During the second quarter of 2016, over 135 new businesses were opened in Sunnyvale. We are excited to announce the following new businesses with 10 or more employees that opened recently or are scheduled to open in Sunnyvale in the next few months.
Beach Hut Deli
Gelateria Bella Roma
Skyfire Labs, Inc.
The Oxford Lounge
Economic Development staff can assist you in finding a new location or during an expansion project. Contact staff at 408-730-7607 or by email.
Wolfe Road Recycled Water Facilities Project
- Pipeline Work Begins
The Wolfe Road Recycled Water Facilities Project includes construction of a new booster pump station and 2.5-mile recycled water pipeline underneath Wolfe Road. The current phase includes trenching the street and installing the new recycled water pipe just north of Evelyn Avenue and generally working south until reaching Homestead Road. The major construction activities will last for approximately one year. At least one northbound and one southbound lane will be open at all times. Clear and prominent traffic signs will be installed to provide drivers advance notification of lane shifts, closures and detours. Alternative routes and detours for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians will be provided on the project website.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District and City of Sunnyvale are working to minimize construction impacts as much as practical and in accordance with City ordinances.
Additional information is available at http://valleywater.org/wolferoad/. For questions, contact Kristen Yasukawa, public information representative with the Santa Clara Valley Water District by email or at 408-630-2876.
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Shopping Carts - Are yours properly labeled?
The City of Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 9.30 (2008) requires that business owners with shopping carts follow requirements for shopping cart containment. These requirements include labeling shopping carts, containing carts on the premises and collecting them promptly when they are reported off-site.
Businesses that provide shopping carts to their customers must post and maintain cart removal warning signs at all customer interior exits which meet all of the following minimum specifications:
- Contains a statement in one or more languages that unauthorized removal of a shopping cart from the business premises is a violation of state law;
- Be conspicuously and prominently displayed on the interior walls of the building within two feet of all customer exits. (Ord. 2882-08 § 1).
We appreciate businesses' cooperation in taking steps to maintain carts on-site for customer use. Please contact a Public Works representative at 408-730-7415 if you have any questions. Also, to read the full code text, please see Section 9.30 of the Municipal Code.
Events in Sunnyvale
For additional events in Sunnyvale, visit Sunnyvale’s event calendar at Events.inSunnyvale.com.
Always remember to Shop Sunnyvale. Visit Shop.inSunnyvale.com to see our shopping directories for the downtown and all of the City's shopping centers.