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Butcher's Corner

The Butcher’s Corner site is located on the southwest corner of E. El Camino Real and Wolfe Road and extends along Fremont Avenue. The site is approximately 5 acres in size and has historically been used for agricultural and residential uses. DeAnza Properties is proposing 153 homes, including 39 townhomes (three stories) along the western portion of the site and 114 apartments/flats (five stories facing El Camino Real and seven stories facing Fremont Ave.) plus 6,936 square feet of retail/office use within the five-story building facing El Camino Real.


Draft Environmental Impact Report

An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is being prepared to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed project, which is funded by the applicant and contracted by the City of Sunnyvale. The purpose of an EIR is to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed project. Comments regarding the environmental analysis were provided by the public and other agencies during the 30-day Notice of Preparation (NOP) review period (March 26 to April 27, 2015). In addition, a public scoping meeting of the EIR was held on April 23, 2015, at City Hall in the Council Chambers. The City of Sunnyvale incorporates relevant information into the Draft EIR, including results of the public scoping and technical studies. Copies of the NOP and Scoping Meeting materials are provided below.

The Draft EIR is now available for public review and comment (April 8 to May 23, 2016). A Planning Commission public hearing to accept public comments on the Draft EIR is scheduled for May 9, 2016. The Draft EIR is available below. Hard copies are also available for review at City Hall, the Sunnyvale Public Library, and the Sunnyvale Community Center. Following receipt of all written comments on the Draft EIR, the City of Sunnyvale will prepare Responses to Comments as part of the Final EIR, which will be considered and acted upon by the City of Sunnyvale's Planning Commission and City Council in July or August 2016. The City of Sunnyvale will provide notification of future public meetings to individuals and agencies that have requested to be included on the project interest list.

Draft EIR (77 MB PDF)


Permit Process and Plans

The required approvals include a proposed rezoning for all or a portion of the property from R-3/ECR (Medium Density Residential/Precise Plan for El Camino Real) to R-4/ECR (High Density Residential/Precise Plan for El Camino Real), and approval of a Special Development Permit and Vesting Tentative Map. The proposed project and required approvals may change as the developer continues to update their plans.

Project Plans (162 MB PDF)

City Contact

For additional information, contact Noren Caliva-Lepe, Senior Planner, at 408-730-765.


There are no additional documents at this time.


The site is currently developed with two homes and was located in an unincorporated “island” of Santa Clara County until the City annexed the site in October 2015.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017