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CEQA Notices

Public Comment Notices for Environmental Review Documents

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires public notification of the comment period for certain types of environmental review. This includes projects that require a Negative Declaration (ND), Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), Environmental Impact Report (EIR) or Amendments to previously approved EIRs. The list of projects below provides basic information about the project, the comment period duration, the staff contact and a link to the actual notice.

How to Make Comments

Your views and comments on the environmental review for proposed projects within the City are welcome. You may submit comments by:

  • Email or phone to the project's planner
  • Mail to the attention of the project's planner:
    Sunnyvale Planning Division
    456 W. Olive Ave.
    Sunnyvale, CA CA 94088-3707


1296 Lawrence Station Road – Planning Application 2017-8060

Kelly Cha, Associate Planner, 408-730-7408

Notice of Determination

Public Comment Period: June 19 to July 19

Environmental Review: The project is consistent with the Land Use and Transportation Element of the City’s General Plan and no additional environmental review is required pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 and Public Resources Code Section 21083.3.

Proposed Project: Use Permit for a new six-story hotel with 128 rooms.

Location: 1296 Lawrence Station Road (APN: 104-33-012)

Zoning: Industrial and Service (M-S)

Applicant / Owner: Baywood Hotels (applicant) / Sunnyvale Holding LLC (owner)


399 W. Java Drive – Planning Application 2019-8001

Shetal Divatia, Senior Planner, 408-730-7637

Notice of Determination

Public Comment Period: June 30 to July 30

Environmental Review: On Oct. 10, 2011, the Planning Commission adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) in connection with 2011-7495, a Major Moffett Park Design Review permit for a six-story, 315,000-square-foot office building, 24,000-square-foot special use amenities building and a six-level parking structure. Given the prior MND examined the current project's environmental effects, no new unexamined environmental effects will occur, no new mitigation measures are required, and the proposed project is consistent with the prior project's CEQA analysis, the City has determined pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15162 that further environmental review is not required and that the previously adopted MND (2011-7495) may serve as the basis for this discretionary approval.

Proposed Project: Miscellaneous Plan Permit to modify a previously approved Major Moffett Park Design Review (2011-7495), which allowed construction of a six-story, 315,000-square-foot office building, 24,000-square-foot special use amenities building and a six-level parking structure. Modifications include a change in material for the office and amenities buildings from traditional frame structure to mass timber, relocation of 128 surface parking stalls to the parking structure to create more open/landscaped areas, and increase in height of the parking structure by 11 feet to accommodate taller floor-to-floor heights to allow greater use flexibility in the future.

Location: 399 W. Java Drive (APNs: 110-26-033, 110-26-047)

Zoning: Moffett Park Transit Oriented Development (MPT)

Applicant / Owner: Google LLC


Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) Amendment

Michelle King, Principal Planner, 408-730-7463

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

Public Comment Period: July 10 to Aug. 11

Environmental Review: An EIR has been prepared pursuant to CEQA for the project described below. The Draft EIR was available for comment from Nov. 22, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2020 and the Planning Commission held a public hearing on Dec. 16, 2020. Comments received during the Draft EIR comment period are included in the Final EIR along with responses. The DSP Amendment information Documents Tab includes the Final EIR and Draft EIR. Draft staff reports for the proposed DSP Amendments, Parking Study and Development Agreements are also available on the Documents Tab. Comments on the Final EIR may be provided between July 10 and Aug. 11. The EIR and associated projects will be reviewed at the public hearings noted below.

Proposed Project: The proposed DSP Amendment includes the following changes to the Plan and Sunnyvale Municipal Code (SMC):

  • Increases to the allowable nonresidential square footage, number of residential units and building heights;
  • Program to exceed height and density limits through density bonus programs or provision of community benefits;
  • Policy changes to address the DSP evolving character;
  • Reorganization of the DSP chapters;
  • Clarification of the uses and character of the DSP districts;
  • Enhancements to the design guidelines;
  • Rezoning a portion of Block 1a to Block 1 (located on Altair Way between Aries Way and Taaffe Street;
  • Amendments to SMC Chapter 19.28 (DSP) and other changes to Title 19 and Title 13 (Streets and Sidewalks) for consistency with the adopted DSP;
  • Development Agreement between the City and STC Venture LLC for Block 18 in the DSP;
  • Development Agreement between the City and the Minkoff Group/Kasik for 100 Altair Way (former Post Office site); and
  • Consideration of study findings and recommendations on the Downtown Parking District (a Council Study Issue).

Public Hearings: The public hearings will be special teleconference meetings. Members of the public are welcome to watch the meetings and may participate (up to three minutes) during the public hearing portion of the meeting. Reports and studies are posted online with the DSP Amendment information.

Email written comments to Shaunn Mendrin, Principal Planner.

The public hearings are as scheduled:

Special Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission Hearing
Thursday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.

Special Sustainability Commission Hearing
Monday, July 20, 7 p.m.

Special Heritage Preservation Commission Hearing
Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m.

Special Planning Commission Hearing
Monday, July 27, 7 p.m.

Special City Council Hearing
Tuesday, August 11, 7 p.m.

Location: Downtown Sunnyvale

Zoning: Downtown Specific Plan (DSP)

Applicant / Owner: City of Sunnyvale / Various


Last Updated: Jul 10, 2020