Architectural Review Board


August 7th 2014

Call to Order


Roll Call: Chair Lee Lippert, Vice-chair Randy Popp, Board Members Alexander Lew, Clare MalonePrichard, Robert Gooyer.

Staff: Amy French, Chief Planning Official; Russ Reich, Senior Planner; Diana Tamale, Administrative Associate; Clare Campbell, Senior Planner; Margaret Netto, Contract Planner

Oral Communications

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

Minutes Approval: Minutes of June 5, 2014 and June 19, 2014

 

 

Public Hearing Items:


Minor Review:

1. 250 Hamilton Avenue [14PLN-00228]: Request by Omer Tzoore of Petra Systems for Architectural Review of a six month long test project consisting of the installation of nine new streetlight-mounted solar modules in the public right-of-way along El Camino Real. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines Section 15301.

 

 

Major Reviews:

2. 930 Emerson Street [14PLN- 00116]: Request by Hayes Group Architecture, Inc., on behalf of Emerson High, LLC for Architectural Review of the renovation of an existing building including a Design Enhancement Exception for a new parapet wall, and addition of a 759 square foot (sf) detached garage on a 11,250 sf site, to change the use from auto service to office use. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Section 15311. 
Zone District: RT-35.

 

 

3. 636 Middlefield Road [14PLN-00097]: Request by Steve Smith for Architectural Review of the construction of three detached residential units, demolition of the two existing dwellings, and retention of an existing building to continue the legal non-conforming office use within, on a 15,000 sf site. The project includes a Design Enhancement Exception for daylight plane encroachments, a side yard setback encroachment for a new ADA ramp, and to allow trash enclosures to be located closer than 75 feet from the front property line. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Section 15303. Zone District: RM-15.

 

 

Study Session:

4. 101 Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge: Request by Public Works Engineering Division for a study session to discuss the design principles that will inform design competitors what Palo Alto envisions the new bridge could be.

Board/Staff Announcements, Updates, Reports, and Comments:

Adjournment

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