Greenbelt Alliance is excited to officially endorse the proposed Fremont Corners development project by The True Life Companies, in Sunnyvale. This infill project would provide 50 units, six of which will be affordable, that our region desperately needs. Fremont Corners is a prime example of the climate SMART development Sunnyvale needs in order to meet critical housing needs and create more climate resilience in the region. It also aligns with Greenbelt Alliance’s Climate SMART Development Endorsement criteria for sustainable urban development.
The project site is located at the intersection of Sunnyvale Saratoga Road and Fremont Avenue, where it formerly was a shopping mall. It has the potential to provide essential housing close to jobs and schools, featuring ample bicycle parking, and encouraging more sustainable modes of transportation. With two bus stops within a single block, the traffic and environmental benefits that will be provided by this project are exactly what Sunnyvale needs to grow smartly.
This 2.76-acre development will be all-electric, featuring onsite amenities like a community garden, play area, bicycle parking, and electric vehicle charging. The proposed community will also feature 13,000 square feet of open space that will be open to the public. Moreover, this project will contribute to a walkable and vibrant community in Sunnyvale for residents across the income spectrum, provide key sustainability benefits—planting over 150 trees, accessible EV charging, and solar panels— while offering a host of other quality of life improvements. Community spaces like this are imperative to good development.
The proposed project’s proximity to existing infrastructure, affordability, and energy efficiency align with the City of Sunnyvale’s goals and planning blueprints. With its sustainable and inclusive design, we believe Fremont Corners will play an integral role in achieving the vibrant community all Sunnyvale residents deserve. Due to its well-placed location, walkable design, and smart planning to implement infill housing, Greenbelt Alliance is proud to give Fremont Corners our endorsement! We hope its approval will inspire communities around the Bay Area to redouble their efforts to grow smartly.
Greenbelt Alliance’s Climate SMART—Sustainable, Mixed, Affordable, Resilient, Transit-Oriented— Development Endorsement Program goals call for fully protecting the Bay Area’s greenbelt, directing growth within existing communities, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and accomplishing both in a way that equitably benefits all Bay Area residents. Our Endorsement Program provides support for projects that advance the right kind of development in the right places. By promoting climate SMART development, we can create thriving, resilient neighborhoods with ready access to transit and housing choices for all of the Bay Area’s people.
Rendering: The True Life Companies