Sunnyvale’s Version of the Big Dig

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It might be smaller than the original Big Dig in Boston, but the Sunnyvale Town Center renovation is finally making progress again. The old mall is nearly gone now and the site is being cleared at a rapid pace.

The San Jose Mercury News has the scoop on the recent developments:

Plans to redevelop the Sunnyvale Town Center moved forward Friday with city officials announcing the sale of the site to a new developer and approving a demolition permit to tear down the aging mall. The transfer marks the end of Fourth Quarter’s role as the site’s developer of what city officials hope will be a traditional-style downtown. Following numerous unexplained construction delays, the Sunnyvale City Council’s redevelopment agency fired the Georgia-based developer last year. Fourth Quarter had been hired to turn the 36-acre shopping mall into a downtown.