Grape Avenue

  • Sunnyvale, California
  • De Anza Properties

Located on a major thoroughfare in the rapidly developing Silicon Valley community of Sunnyvale, Grape Avenue merges a commonly seen surface-parked auto dealership with residential development above it that responds to the housing demand pressures of the greater San Francisco Bay Area region.

As one of many projects along El Camino Corridor, this mixed-use development supports the Grand Boulevard Initiative vision of planning and investment of people-friendly places to create safe and healthy corridor communities. The auto dealership covers 23,000 square feet of ground floor area with an additional 7,000 square feet of office mezzanine space. A three-level parking structure integrated within the mixed-use building (one subsurface level and two above ground) manages parking for visitors and the storage of vehicles for sale.

Behind and above the auto dealership, is a four-story residential component consisting of 88 large, two-, three- and four-bedroom units, many with an optional den. The podium level features outdoor living amenities, pool and spa across a spacious internal courtyard shared and overlooked by residents. Generous patios and planters provide privacy and a buffer between the common amenity spaces and the podium-level residences. A four-story gym and clubhouse located at the hinge of the plan is a prominent design element separating visitors of the auto dealership with residents entering the project from the secondary side street.

Five four-bedroom, single-family detached homes with walkout basements provide a transition from the mixed-use development with its single-family neighbors behind. A dramatic stairwell and series of landscaped green walls invite these residents to the podium deck where they can share in the common amenities.

Project Specs

Site Area:3.6 acres
Building Area:23,000 sqft auto dealership | 7,000 sqft office | 1,187-5,112 sqft plans
Number of Units:93
Density/FAR:26 du/ac


2021 Gold Nugget Merit Award, Best On-the-Boards Mixed-use Project
2021 BALA Silver Award, On-the-Boards Multifamily Project

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