Architectural Review Board

May 7th, 2020


Call to Order / Roll Call

Oral Communications

Agenda Changes, Additions, and Deletions

City Official Reports

1. Transmittal of 1) the ARB Meeting Schedule and Attendance Record, 2) Tentative Future Agenda items and 3) Recent Project Decisions.



Action Items

2. PUBLIC HEARING/QUASI-JUDICIAL. Newell Road Bridge Replacement Project [19PLN00130]: Recommendation on Applicant’s Request for Approval of a Major Architectural Review to Allow for Demolition of an Existing Two-Way Bridge On Newell Road Between Woodland Avenue in East Palo Alto and Edgewood Drive in Palo Alto and Construction of a New Bridge Along the Same Alignment That Meets Caltrans Standards for Multi-Modal Access. Environmental Assessment: An Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Assessment (EA) was Circulated on May 31, 2019 for a 60 Day Comment Period That Ended on July 30, 2019 in Accordance With the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The City of Palo Alto and Caltrans Published the Final EIR/EA on April 24, 2020. Zoning District: Not Applicable (Public Right-of-Way) Adjacent Single-Family Residential (R-1[10,000]). For More Information Contact the Project Planner Claire Raybould at



3. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL. 3215 Porter Drive [19PLN-00237]: Recommendation on Applicant’s Request for Approval of a Major Architectural Review to Allow Construction of a new 22,029 Square Foot Office/ R&D Building. Environmental Assessment: An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was Circulated for Public Comment From April 10, 2020 to May 11, 2020. Zoning District: RP (Research Park). For More Information Contact the Project Planner Garrett Sauls at



Study Session

5. 411 Lytton Avenue [19PLN-00348]: Request for Preliminary Architectural Review of an Addition to an Existing Category 2 Historic Single-Family Residence. The Project Also Proposes the Expansion of an Existing Partial Basement to Construct two new Units and the Renovation and Rehabilitation of the Historic Structure. Zoning District: Downtown Commercial With Pedestrian Combining District (CD-C(P)). Environmental Assessment: Not a Project. For More Information Please Contact the Project Planner: Sheldon S. Ah Sing at



4. Appoint Subcommittee for Objective Standards.



6. Discuss Procedures for Virtual Hearings. 



Approval of Minutes

Board Member Questions, Comments or Announcements 

7. North of Ventura Coordinated Area Plan (NVCAP) Working Group Updates – Boardmember Lew


Subcommittee Items

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