Project Updates

Preferred Land Use Alternative

On August 15, 2017, Sunnyvale's City Council selected a preferred land use alternative from among the four presented for consideration (click on the links for the staff report and  meeting video).  After receiving recommendations from the ECR Plan Advisory Committee (ECRPAC), staff and the Planning Commission, considering input from the online survey and public workshops, hearing input from public speakers at the hearing, and much deliberation, the City Council selected Alternative R PLUS as the land use plan to be studied and developed further. Of the four alternatives, ALT-R PLUS is the land use plan that identified the greatest amount of residential development opportunity along the El Camino Real corridor while still preserving opportunities for additional commercial growth.

Vision Statement

The Vision Statement for the El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan has been updated to incorporate City Council direction received on August 15, 2017.

Environmental Review

Notice of Preparation for ECR Plan Environmental Impact Report

After the selection of the Preferred Land Use Alternative, efforts have been underway to begin analysis and prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan (ECR Plan).  One of the first steps in any EIR process is to issue a Notice of Preparation (NOP), which informs agencies and the community that the environmental analysis for the project is set to begin and gives everyone an opportunity to provide comments on the scope of the analysis. The NOP public review period was between October 30, 2017 and December 1, 2017, and included a public scoping meeting that was held on November 9, 2017.


PROJECT Resources


Adopted by the City Council on January 23, 2007 Resolution No. 254-07 . The current planning document for the City of Sunnyvale's 4-mile segment of El Camino Real. In conjunction with the applicable regulations in the Zoning Code, the Plan lays out the framework for development on private properties along the corridor.


The project team prepared background analyses as the initial step in the planning process to gain a firm understanding of existing demographic, socio-economic and market conditions. The following links provide access to the ECR Profile, Market Study and Affordable Housing and Anti-Displacement Strategy documents that were prepared.

ECR Profile - Existing Land-Use and Circulation Analysis

ECR Corridor Market Study

Affordable Housing and Anti-Displacement Strategy



El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan project team organizational chart.

El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan project team organizational chart.


Appointed Members to the Sunnyvale El Camino Real Plan Advisory Committee (ecrpac)

Reviewed by the City Council on August 11, 2015 | File 15-0774 Report to City Council


Appointed members include:

  • Chris Figone, Study/Plan Area Resident
  • Michael Shum, Study/Plan Area Property Owner/Business Representative
  • Raj Singh, Study/Plan Area Property Owner/Business Representative
  • Steve Pavlina, Study/Plan Area Property Owner/Business Representative
  • Gary Guiffre, City at Large Resident
  • Linda García, City at Large Property Owner/Business Representative
  • Karen Galatis, City at Large Resident
  • Tracy Tripp, City at Large Resident
  • Patti Evans, Housing and Human Services Commission
  • Tim Oey, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
  • Dan Hafeman, Sustainability Commission
  • Sue Harrison, Planning Commission

Updated August 2017

Click on the image for more information on the ECRPAC.

Click on the image for more information on the ECRPAC.


el camino real corridor specific plan technical advisory committee (TAC)

Members include:

City of Sunnyvale

  • Rosemarie Zulueta, Project Manager/Acting Principal Planner, City of Sunnyvale
  • Trudi Ryan, AICP, Director of Community Development, City of Sunnyvale
  • Andrew Miner, Planning Officer, City of Sunnyvale
  • Jennifer Ng, Assistant City Engineer, City of Sunnyvale
  • Shahid Abbas, Transportation and Traffic Manager, City of Sunnyvale
  • Connie Verceles, Economic Development Manager, City of Sunnyvale

Supporting Agencies

  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
  • Caltrans
  • Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA)
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
  • Sunnyvale School District
  • Fremont Union High School District
  • Santa Clara Unified School District

Updated July 2017

Click on the image for more information on the TAC.

Click on the image for more information on the TAC.


el camino real corridor specific plan consultant team


Consultant team members:



See the calendar of events here.

Past Meetings

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