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Plaza del Sol Phase II

Construction of Plaza del Sol was completed in 2004 as the first phase of a two-phase plan to design and build an urban park on top of the underground parking structure at the corner of West Evelyn Avenue and South Frances Street. Downtown Sunnyvale has changed greatly since the plaza first opened. Phase II is underway with the goal of enhancing the existing plaza with changes in mind to encourage more Sunnyvale residents and guests to visit.


Nathan Scribner, Assistant City Engineer, 408-730-2783


Current Status 

We are currently doing public outreach and conceptual planning. We will present a preferred concept to the Parks and Recreation Commission and to City Council for approval. The preferred concept will be based on the public input we receive.

Next Steps

July 8, 2020 - Present preferred concept to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Aug. 11, 2020 - Present final concept to City Council.

September 2020 - Start the Request for Proposals process for a landscape architect to complete design and prepare construction and bid documents.

For the preferred concept plans, project background and community input materials, see the Documents tab.


The community's top amenities to add to the plaza include:

  • Covered garage ramp
  • Play area
  • Overhead lighting
  • Spray misters
  • Enhanced labyrinth
  • Walls with seating and planters


In May 2003, the Sunnyvale City Council approved a phased project approach for construction of a downtown plaza at 200 West Evelyn Ave. The urban park was designed and constructed on top of the underground parking structure of the Mozart Development (Mathilda Place). Construction of Phase I was completed in 2004. It opened to the public as Plaza del Sol.

A City project to design and construct Plaza del Sol Phase II was originally scheduled for 2012-2014. However, the funding was rescheduled multiple times. Funding changes were due to developments in the downtown area, budget needs or competing priorities. Phase II includes design features left out of the initial project due to insufficient funding. It adds features based on experience with the initial project. The intent is to create a landmark focal point on Plaza del Sol to encourage Sunnyvale residents and guests to visit.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020