The Sunnyvale Civic Center is at the corner of El Camino Real and Mathilda Avenue. It houses the City’s primary administrative facilities (City Hall), Library and Department of Public Safety Headquarters.
The Civic Center Master Plan is a 20-year, multi-phased vision of the entire campus. The plan:
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The Civic Center Phase 1* is currently in design and will be complete the second quarter of 2020.
* The Civic Center Master Plan defines all phases of the project, see Documents tab.
Report to Council 20-0505- July 14, 2020 – Approve Changes to the Civic Center Modernization Project as Described in the Addendum to the Civic Center Environmental Impact Report
Third quarter of 2020 - Accepting bids for construction: Contractor Outreach 2020 (40 MB PDF)
Fourth quarter of 2020 - Award construction contract and begin construction
2020 - Council awarded a contract to Jacobs Project Management Co. for Construction Management Services for Civic Center Phase 1
2019 – Council approved the schematic design
2018 - Council adopted the Civic Center Master Plan and awarded a contract for design and construction support services to SmithGroup, Inc. for Civic Center Phase 1 services
2017 – Council awarded a contract to SmithGroup Inc. for master planning services
2016 – Council approved a scope of services for the Civic Center Modernization Project Master Plan
2015 - Community engagement process to evaluate how facilities at the Civic Center could be renovated or replaced
2014 – Civic Center Strategic Planning Session
A new, 119,874-square-foot, four-story City Hall will be the first building built on the campus. The following elements will be included:
Partial renovations of the existing public safety building will include:
A two-story, 15,002-square-foot Emergency Operations Center will be built next to the existing Department of Public Safety Headquarters building. The addition will:
Following completion of the new City Hall, the existing City Hall, the Annex, the South Annex and the Sunnyvale Office Center buildings will be demolished. The overall site will include:
Civic Center Master Plan – Sept. 2018 – Defines the multiple phases
Planning Commission 20-0524 – June 22, 2020 - Forward Recommendations to City Council to Approve Changes to the Civic Center Modernization Project as Described in the Addendum to the Civic Center Environmental Impact Report
Report to Council 20-0168 – Feb. 25, 2020 – Award Contract to Jacobs Project Management Co. for Construction Management Services Civic Center Phase 1 Project
Report to Council 19-0592 – Aug. 27, 2019 – Approve the Schematic Design, the Highly Recommended and Recommended Cost Saving Strategies, and Direct Staff to Proceed with Design and Construction Procurement for Civic Center Phase 1
Report to Council 18-1008 - Dec. 4, 2018 – Award a Contract for Design and Construction Support Services to SmithGroup, Inc. for Civic Center Phase 1 Project
Report to Council 18-0799 – Sept. 25, 2018 – Resolution to certify the Environmental Impact Report, adopt the Civic Center Master Plan and proceed with design for a Net Zero City Hall Building
Report to Council 17-0835 – Nov. 7, 2017 – Selection of Option 1 – Plaza as the preferred alternative
Civic Center Community Workshop Master Plan Alternatives – Oct. 12, 2017
Report to Council 17-0617 - Jul. 25, 2017 – Direction for the Annex Building and a Public Safety Addition
Report to Council 17-0136 – May 23, 2017 – Award of Civic Center Master Planning Contract (includes presentation)
Report to Council 16-0072 – Oct. 25, 2016 – Approval of Master Plan Scope of Work (includes presentation)
Report to Council 16-0077 - May 17, 2016 – Community Survey Results (includes presentation)
Report to Council 15-0776 – September 2015 - Approve the Vision Statement, Success Criteria and Needs Assessment
Report to Council 15-0111 – February 24, 2015 – Council approved a Community Engagement Plan
Community Site Planning Design Charrette – Workshop 3, Oct. 3, 2015
All Commission Workshop Site Planning Design Charrette – Aug. 16, 2015
Workshop 2: Land Use Options and Space Needs – Jul. 25, 2015
We assessed the needs for the new Civic Center for all three facilities: Library, City Hall and Public Safety Headquarters. We reviewed City service delivery and improvement opportunities. The community provided input on potential uses for the 26-acre site.
Development of Civic Center Land Use Prototypes
Civic Center Land Use Prototypes
In 2015 a Community Engagement Plan for the Civic Center Project was approved. The Engagement Plan outlined a series of engagement activities including:
These activities were used to gather input before making decisions on land use alternatives and a financing strategy for the project. The activities outlined in the Community Engagement Plan are complete.