Sunnyvale Urban Design Plan

Sunnyvale, CA | Urban Design & Planning

Working for the City of Sunnyvale, ELS let a series of public stakeholder workshops to guide residents to a new vision for their downtown. The former semi-rural suburb, now in the heart of Silicon Valley, faces significant development pressures, and the community was uncertain about the potential for change. Through the ELS planning effort, consensus was reached on how to positively focus development to create a traditional downtown. The unique identity of the town was preserved while adding height, density, and intensity that many residents originally feared. Major mixed-use portions of the downtown are now under construction following the ELS Plan.

Awards and Publications:

Urban Spaces No. 4, 2006

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