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Review Swim Center's Environmental Document

The new Washington Community Swim Center is nearing the start of construction.

Preparation of construction documents for the project is now complete and the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is available for public review. Construction is expected to begin this summer on the Swim Center, which will replace the Washington Pool. 

About the Swim Center

City Council approved the conceptual design for the new Swim Center. The design will significantly improve recreational swim, water play, and swim lesson instruction opportunities for the community. 

In addition to a new pool and pool deck, the new Swim Center will feature:

  • Splash pad for children
  • Pool locker rooms, restrooms and showers
  • Solar heating for pool water
  • Community room
  • Office and storage space

Public Document Review

A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) has been prepared for the Washington Community Swim Center project, following the guidelines and procedures of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Based on an Initial Study, the staff of the City’s Department of Public Works determined that the project, with incorporated mitigation measures, would not have significant adverse impacts on the environment. 

A 20-day public review period begins on Friday, March 22, 2019.  All comments regarding the MND must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.

Read the MND and get details about the project

You can also review MND in person at the Sunnyvale Public Library and the City Hall One Stop Permit Center. 

Before the MND is adopted, staff will prepare written responses to any comments, and revise the Draft MND, if necessary, to reflect any concerns raised during the public review period.  All written comments will be included as part of the Final MND.

How to Submit Comments

You are encouraged to submit written comments and recommendations about the MND.  Direct comments to Nate Scribner, Department of Public Works, 603 All America Way, P.O. Box 3707, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707 or contact him via email and specify “Washington Community Swim Center” in the subject line.


March 22, 2019