The City of Sunnyvale Planning Commission is scheduled to review plans for a mixed-use development at 1154 and 1170 Sonora Court in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County. The buildings will create nearly three hundred homes and office space directly across from Caltrian’s Lawrence Station. SKS Partners and A&F Properties are joint developers.
WRNS Studio is the project architect. 1170 Sonora Court will feature a tan cement siding wall between a brick veneer foundation and dark grey batten cement wrapped around the top floor recess. In contrast, 1154 Sonora Court features more classic red masonry elements around the foundation and corner feature. Both buildings use glass setbacks and articulation to reduce the perception of the building scale.
Both structures will feature some sidewalk planters and a fourth-floor podium-top deck for residents. Office employees will all have access to third-floor terraces in both buildings and two ground-level office gardens at 1154 Sonora Court.
The 1.1-acre project site of 1170 Sonora Court is the closest to the Lawrence Station. Plans include an 85-foot tall structure containing 181,600 square feet with 101,990 square feet for housing, 79,200 square feet of offices, and 370 square feet of retail. Parking will be included for 207 cars and 39 bicycles. Once complete, 1170 Sonora will contain 107 homes.
Further west is 1154 Sonora Court, a 1.88-acre site to be developed with a seven-story mixed-use complex with 173 apartments. The 85-foot tall structure will yield 315,820 square feet with 173,540 square feet for housing and 142,270 square feet of office space. Two basement garage levels will contribute to the project’s overwhelming 352-car capacity. Additional parking will be included for just 36 bicycles.
At full build-out, the developers will see around 220,000 square feet of office space and 280 apartments. Dwelling sizes will vary, with 85 studios, 116 one-bedrooms, and 79 two-bedrooms. GLS is responsible for the landscape architecture plan, and BKF is consulting on civil engineering.
The two-structure project is inside the growing Lawrence Station Area Plan, centered around the Caltrain station in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. Next to 1170 Sonora, Midpen Housing is planning affordable housing at 1178 Sonora Court. Directly across the station, Olympic Residential Group is working on the 412-unit housing complex at 1175 Aster Avenue. Construction work is progressing nearby for the Foster & Partners-designed Intuitive Offices. On the opposite side of Kifer Road in Santa Clara, most of the 27-acre NUEVO by SummerHill Homes is nearly complete.
The Sunnyvale Planning Commission is scheduled to review the project during their public meeting tonight, November 13th, starting at 6 PM. For more information about how to attend in person and online, visit the meeting link here.