Peery Park, located northwest of downtown, is one of the older industrial areas of Sunnyvale. Although some of the properties in the area have been redeveloped, many are still in their original state. Because Peery Park is well-positioned to draw tech and other companies, a Specific Plan is needed to guide future development. The intent is to give the area a unique identity that attracts quality developments and businesses.
Public Hearings on Peery Park Specific Plan and Final EIR
The Peery Park Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are scheduled to go to a public hearing with City Council on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. The Specific Plan and EIR went to a public hearing with the Planning Commission on Monday, August 22, 2016.
Draft Environmental Impact Report
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 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 or 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 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, staff has created a document that provides explanation.
Draft Environmental Impact Report (17 MB pdf)
Draft Peery Park Specific Plan
The draft Peery Park Specific Plan is available digitally for viewing, and hard copies are available for review in person at City Hall (One-Stop Permit Center). Any comments made on the draft Specific Plan documents will be included in the staff reports presented to the Planning Commission and City Council at the project hearings in late summer or early fall 2016. As mentioned above, the draft Specific Plan, DEIR, FEIR and other information provided by staff will be the basis for the City Council's decision on the project.
Draft Peery Park Specific Plan (75 MB pdf)
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 plan would not only provide general vision and broad policy concepts to guide development, but also include details on the type, location and intensity of uses and define the capacity and design of public improvements and infrastructure. The plan would also determine the resources necessary to finance and implement the public improvements and infrastructure needed to support the vision.
For additional information, contact Amber Blizinski at 408-730-2723.
There are no additional documents.
During the 1970s, 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 largely developed by Peery-Arrillaga and later portions were redeveloped by the Irvine Company and others.
The approximately 446-net acre area is made up of over 180 properties, consisting of over 77 percent industrial uses, 12 percent commercial and less than 1 percent residential. The area 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. For purposes of this study, it also includes industrial property north of Highway 101 and east of Mathilda Avenue. Major tenants in the area include offices for Blue Coat Systems, Apple, LinkedIn, Le Boulanger, Riverbed Technology, Hewlett Packard, Ariba, the Parkinson’s Institute, BMC Software, Synopsys and Patterson Dental. See below for a district map:
Peery Park District Map (2 MB pdf)
Preparation of the Peery Park Specific Plan has been a longstanding uncompleted study issue. 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 predominant zoning for Peery Park is 35 percent floor area ratio (FAR), which reflects a time when the typical project was a one- to two-story concrete tilt-up with surface parking. Given Peery Park's favorable location for high-tech and other companies, and access via two freeways and Central Expressway, the area is poised for redevelopment and in need of a Specific Plan to explore the interest for more Class ‘A’ offices while also addressing the need for Class ‘B’ and ‘C’ space.