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Which design should the City adopt for the downtown gateways?

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I prefer that CityLine’s new gateway signs in Sunnyvale’s downtown:

Response Percent Response Count
Match the design of the existing Historic Murphy Avenue gateway signs 32.7% 18
Complement the existing Historic Murphy Avenue gateway signs 67.3% 37

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You've got 15 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on each option?

Response Percent Response Count
Option 1: Simple Square column with solid panels. 27.6% 273
Option 2: W. Washington Ave. Gateway Square column with solid panels. 24.1% 239
Option 3: W. Washington Ave. Gateway Tapered column with internal lighting. 44.3% 439

Do you have any other comments?

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May 15, 2022, 12:01 AM
  • I prefer that CityLine’s new gateway signs in Sunnyvale’s downtown:
    • Match the design of the existing Historic Murphy Avenue gateway signs
  • Comments:
    It would be good to have consistent typography though the project. And also good typography, which I'm not seeing in any of the options.
  • You've got 15 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on each option?
    • Option 1: Simple Square column with solid panels. (4)
    • Option 2: W. Washington Ave. Gateway Square column with solid panels. (4)
    • Option 3: W. Washington Ave. Gateway Tapered column with internal lighting. (6)
  • Do you have any other comments?
    they all look very similar, but I can't read any of the text or even see much detail in these low resolution photos... The typography should be consistent throughout the area. And maybe have someone rework the typography, it feels kind of jammed in.
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The CityLine developer has proposed the following three design themes for gateway signs. Review the designs and rate them according to your preference using the dots below.

Gateway Option 1 is both civic and contemporary in style. Elements of this sign include:

  • Columns - Rectangular shape with a solid face, small top element and stone base.
  • Arch - The arch spans the two columns with two arched metal beams with “Downtown Sunnyvale” within the arch.
  • Lighting - The lettering in the arch will be lit as well as the signs on the column.
  • Materials - Limestone base, dark metal finish and sunburst pattern at the top of the column. The limestone bases relate to the existing buildings fronting both Washington and McKinley.

Gateway Option 2 is slightly more contemporary. Elements of this sign include:

  • Columns - Rectangular shape that is narrower than Option 1. It has metal punched panels to allow for backlighting (lantern look), a small top element, and a stone base.
  • Arch - The arch spans the two columns with two arched metal beams, similar to Option 1.
  • Lighting - The lettering in the arch and signs will be lit as well as the punched metal material on the column face. The lighted column face is similar to the Murphy Avenue Sign.
  • Materials - Limestone base, dark metal finish and sunburst pattern at the top of the column. The limestone bases relate to the existing buildings fronting both Washington and McKinley.

Gateway Option 3 is a variation on Option 2 and provides a subtle nod to the more historic feeling of the Murphy Avenue gateway while retaining unique character.  Elements of this sign include:

  • Columns - Rectangular shape with a taper from the base up to the top. It has metal punched panels to allow for backlighting (lantern look), a flat cap element, and a stone base.
  • Arch - The arch spans the two columns with two arched metal beams, similar to Options 1 & 2.
  • Lighting - The lettering in the arch and signs will be lit as well as the punched metal material on the column face. The lighted column face is similar to the Murphy Avenue Sign and will have a pattern effect.
  • Materials - Limestone base, dark metal finish and metal punched column face with backlighting.  The limestone bases relate to the existing buildings fronting both Washington and McKinley.



Option 1: Simple Square column with solid panels.

Option 2: W. Washington Ave. Gateway Square column with solid panels.

Option 3: W. Washington Ave. Gateway Tapered column with internal lighting.

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