SUNNYVALE — City officials have approved plans for a new mixed-use residential and retail tower in downtown Sunnyvale that would become part of the successful CityLine Sunnyvale neighborhood.
Developers have proposed a new downtown Sunnyvale tower that would be 12 stories high and include homes and ground-floor retail and be adjacent to a town square expected to become a kind of “living room” for the neighborhood.
CityLine Sunnyvale is a new neighborhood of offices, shops, restaurants, homes, and open spaces that will effectively create a new downtown for the South Bay city.
The neighborhood is a project being built in phases by a joint venture of two major developers: Sares Regis Group of Northern California and Hunter Storm.
The Sunnyvale Planning Commission Monday night approved the two-building housing and retail tower.
“The approval of this project signals the continuing forward momentum for CityLine Sunnyvale following the opening of AMC Theaters and Whole Foods Market last year,” said Travis Duncan, an assistant vice president at Sares Regis Group of Northern California.
AMC DINE-IN Sunnyvale 12 movie complex and Whole Foods, which leased space in the same building, have effectively become the anchor tenants of the new downtown Sunnyvale.
Whole Foods occupies