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File #: 19-0724   
Type: Study Session Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/22/2019
Title: City Hall Schematic Design Presentation for Comment and Input
Attachments: 1. City Hall Renderings, 2. EOC Renderings, 3. Staff Presentation 20190722 (19-0724)
PLANNING COMMISSION STUDY SESSION

Subject
Title
City Hall Schematic Design Presentation for Comment and Input


Background
On September 25, 2018 Council adopted a resolution to:
* Certify the EIR;
* Adopt the Civic Center Master Plan; and,
* Directed City Staff to proceed with design for a Net Zero Energy City Hall Building (RTC No. 18-0799).

On December 4, 2018, Council voted to award the Phase 1 contract for design to SmithGroup (RTC 18-1008).
Phase I comprises the following building and site components:
? A new City Hall building which locates staff in the South Annex, Annex, and Sunnyvale Office Complex in one building;
? An addition to the Department of Public Safety Building, housing an emergency operations center (EOC);
? Renovation of portions of the Public Safety Building supporting the current needs and technical functions of the Public Safety Officers; and,
? Demolition of the existing City Hall and Office Center and creation of a six-acre Civic Park

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Discussion
City Staff will present the Civic Center Schematic Design to the Planning Commission for discussion and comment at a Study Session. Renderings and a brief description of the design has been provided ahead of the meeting for review.
City Hall
Carrying the vision of the Master Plan, a four-story, 119,000 square-foot City Hall will be located near the corner of West Olive Avenue and South Mathilda Avenue. The new City Hall will replace the existing city hall which is in several single-story buildings on site and thus consolidating numerous City services into a central, easy-to-access location and will free up room on the campus for more usable open space. The building will be zero net energy as well as being a LEED Platinum-certified building.
The Master Plan as approved by Council envisioned a partially wood clad building which maximizes natural light with walls of windows and a transparent canopy to accentuate the front entrance (a "treehouse" design). The schematic design fulfills this...

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