October 2nd 2014
1. 441 Page Mill Road [13PLN-00307]: Request by Stoecker and Northway Architects Inc. on behalf of Norm Schwab for Site and Design Review of a three-story, 35 foot tall, 35,589 sf mixed- use building replacing four single family residential homes on a 26,926 sf site, providing 91 parking spaces on-grade and one level below grade, including three off-menu concessions requested pursuant to the State density bonus law, and requesting a Design Enhancement Exception for (a) five feet additional height above the 35 foot limit for a 40′ tall entry tower element, (b) a 7′ setback from the front property line (3′ additional setback beyond the “build-to- line” ), and (c) a three foot encroachment into the 10 foot landscape buffer area at the rear of the site. Zone District: Commercial Service (CS) with a Site and Design (D) combining district. Environmental Assessment: An Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration were prepared and published on November 8, 2013, for the initial 30 day public review and comment period that ended December 9, 2013. The Planning and Transportation Commission recommended approval of the project on June 11, 2014. The hearing of this item was continued from the August 21, 2014 ARB meeting to this date.
2. 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 18, 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.
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