Reminiscent of the Apple "spaceship" campus planned for Cupertino, a futuristic business complex may be coming to the north side of Sunnyvale.
HOK Architects and developers Landbank, Cassidy Turley and CB Richard Ellis have filed an application to redevelop an 18-acre site at the intersection of Central Expressway and N. Wolfe Road.
Resembling the curvaceous outline of the Starship Enterprise, the 777,000-square-foot campus aims to attract tech startups as tenants with amenities ranging from a cafeteria and fitness center to a coffee bar and barber shop. Other possible uses named in the application include a bicycle repair shop, dry cleaner, and health and wellness options.
It would also be located 1.4 miles from downtown and two Caltrain stations.
The project is aiming for LEED platinum certification and would have no surface parking. The campus would also boast more than 90,000 square feet of rooftop gardens.
It would consist of three four-story connected office buildings and a two-story standalone amenities building that could be leased to one, two or three tenants.
"This project is a unique economic development opportunity, as it is designed to attract a high-profile corporate tenant, which would bring good jobs to the city," Sunnyvale communications officer Jennifer Garnett said. "However, the city is also carefully reviewing the potential impacts of this large office project on the surrounding land use and transportation network to ensure that the development is appropriate for the site."
The city has not yet scheduled a hearing for the project because the administrative draft environmental impact report is still being prepared, Garnett added.
"We expect to release the draft EIR to the public in several months," Garnett said.
The project is tentatively scheduled for planning commission and city council review in August, pending public review of the draft EIR. The developer will also be conducting public outreach prior to the planning commission and city council meetings.
"This campus will be a signature asset for the world's leading-edge technology companies and the city of Sunnyvale, while helping to further solidify Sunnyvale's reputation as a global center for innovation and technology," Landbank CEO Scott Jacobs said.
For more information about the development, visit centralandwolfe.com.