Architectural Review Board

September 18, 2014

Roll Call

Oral Communications

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

Minutes Approval: September 4, 2014

New Business:

Major Review:

1. 777 Welch Rd. [14PLN-00135]: Request by Stoecker and Northway for Architectural Review of a proposal to demolish three one story medical office buildings (totaling 14,142 sq. ft. of floor area) and construct two three-story medical office buildings (at 11,550 sq. ft. of floor area) on a 1.6 acre site in the Medical Office Research (MOR) zone district. Environmental Assessment: A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared and will be available for public review beginning September 5, 2014 through September 24, 2014.

Minor Review:

2. 3672 Middlefield Rd [14PLN-00071]: Request by Verizon Wireless for Architectural Review and a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application for the addition of 3 panel antennas on a light pole at the Palo Alto Little League Field. The existing light pole would be replaced with a new 65′ pole to accommodate the antennas on top of it; the lights would be re-installed at 60 feet above grade (the same height as the existing installation). The application also includes associated ground mounted equipment concealed within the enclosure. Zone District. R-1(8000). Environmental Assessment: Categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3), 15301, 15302, and 15303.


3. 1313 Newell Road [Art Center]: Request by City of Palo Alto Public Works for Study Session to present design concepts for a new corner free standing sign for the Art Center and Rinconada Library facility; the formal project will require a Sign Exception application to exceed the number of free standing signs allowed on the project site.


4. Build-to-Standard Ordinance: Review of Draft Modifications to the Build To Line Requirements in Palo Alto Municipal Code Chapter 18.16. This item was discussed by the ARB in a public hearing on September 4, 2014 and continued to this date for further discussion. This item was reviewed by the Planning and Transportation Commission on July 30, 2014 and continued to a date uncertain.

NOTE: Although the 441 Page Mill Road project was continued to 9/18/14, the applicant has requested postponement to a future hearing date, so the item will be re-evaluated.

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