June 23rd, 2020
Call to Order
Special Orders of the Day
4A. (FORMER AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 9) Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C18171057 With AECOM for Continued and Expanded Services for the Connecting Palo Alto Rail Grade Separation, PL-17001, Effort and to Increase Compensation by $309,872 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $2,794,658; and Approval of an Updated Rail Workplan (THIS ITEM WAS MOVED TO CONSENT BY A MOTION OF THE COUNCIL ON JUNE 22, 2020).
4B. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI-JUDICIAL. 488 University Avenue [19PLN00038]: Request for a Waiver From Title 18 to Allow Conversion of a Residential use to a Hotel use to Accommodate 100 Guestrooms. In Addition, the Applicant Requests Approval of an Architectural Review and Historic Review Application for Interior and Exterior Renovations to the Hotel President to This Category 2 Historic Building, as Well as a Parking Adjustment to Accommodate the Conversion to a Hotel use. The Project Also Includes a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for Restoration and use of a Historic Rooftop Garden and for the On-site Sale of Alcoholic Beverages. Proposed Revisions Include Structural and Seismic Retrofit of the Existing Structure. Zone District: Downtown Commercial District With Ground Floor and Pedestrian Overlays (CDC)(GF)(P). Environmental Assessment: Exempt From the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to Guidelines Sections 15332 (In-fill Development), 15331 (Historical Resource Restoration/Rehabilitation), 15301 (Existing Facilities), and 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction) (THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED FROM JUNE 22, 2020 TO THIS EVENING)
6. Discuss the Parks and Recreation Commission’s Pilot Program to Increase Access to Foothills Park for Nonresidents and Provide Direction to Staff (THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED BY COUNCIL ON JUNE 22, 2020 TO A DATE IN AUGUST).
7. Adoption of an Urgency Interim Ordinance Temporarily Allowing Expansion of Outdoor Dining, Retail, and Other Activities on Public and Private Property; Relaxing Regulations Regarding: 1) Onsite Parking, 2) On-sale and Consumption of Alcohol, 3) Design/Architectural Review, and 4) Permit Fees to Facilitate Such Outdoor use; and Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing Temporary Street Closures of California Avenue, University Avenue and Adjacent Downtown Blocks; and Approving a Temporary Pilot Parklet Program Including Standards and Requirements.
8. Discussion and Direction to Staff on Housing Affordability Requirements for Projects Proposed Under the Planned Home Zoning (PHZ) (Planned Community Zoning) (THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED BY COUNCIL ON JUNE 22, 2020 TO A DATE IN AUGUST).
9. Approval of Amendment Number 2 to Contract Number C18171057 With AECOM for Continued and Expanded Services for the Connecting Palo Alto Rail Grade Separation, PL-17001, Effort and to Increase Compensation by $309,872 for a Total Not-to-Exceed Amount of $2,794,658; and Approval of an Updated Rail Workplan (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN MOVED TO CONSENT)