El Camino Real Specific Plan

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Sunnyvale
Document Title
El Camino Real Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The El Camino Real Specific Plan (project) has been drafted with the goal of enabling the transition of the corridor to a vibrant, mixed-use area with improved streetscapes and safer environments for walking, bicycling, and other modes of transportation. The Specific Plan establishes new land use designations that promote additional housing within the corridor while maintaining existing commercial uses and providing opportunities for additional commercial development. The Specific Plan includes a comprehensive strategy to address land use, economic vitality, urban design, and multimodal connectivity. Key plan components include: • Potential buildout of 8,500 residential units and 3,980,000 square feet of commercial floor area. This represents a net increase (above existing conditions) of approximately 6,900 residential units and 730,000 square feet of commercial floor area (made up of approximately 426,000 square feet of retail commercial, 80,000 square feet of office commercial, and 224,000 square feet of hotel uses); • Establishing new base maximum residential densities, objective design guidelines, and development standards for nodes (near major intersections) and segments (areas between nodes); • Establishing minimum required commercial area for properties with mixed-use zoning; • Adoption of an Incentives Program, which would allow residential densities on certain sites above the base maximum densities in exchange for voluntary provision of community benefits; • Modifications to the circulation infrastructure to create an environment that is safe, comfortable, and appealing to users of different modes; and • Amendments to the Sunnyvale General Plan, Sunnyvale Municipal Code, and associated rezoning.

Contact Information

Jeffrey Cucinotta
Agency Name
City of Sunnyvale
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Cross Streets
El Camino Real from Mountain View to Santa Clara
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 85 and SR 237
Sunnyvale Caltrain
Sunnyvale Christian School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Residential (Units 6900, Acres 350), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 730000, Acres 350, Employees 503)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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