Planning and Transportation Commission

December 13th, 2023


Call to Order / Roll Call

Oral Communications

Agenda Changes, Additions, and Deletions



City Official Reports

1. Directors Report, Meeting Schedule and Assignments



Action Items

2. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI‐JUDICIAL. 949 Scott Street [22PLN‐00410]: Request for Planning and Transportation Commission Hearing Following the Proposed Director’s Decision Approving a Variance application to Allow a New Single‐Story, Single‐Family Home with a Basement to Encroach into the Front, Side, and Rear Setbacks and Deviate from Standards for Below Grade Patio Side and Rear Setbacks, and Number of Parking Spaces. Zoning District: R‐2. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act per Section 15303.



3. Recommendation on an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code Title 18 (Zoning) Chapters 18.14 (Housing Incentives), 18.76 (Permits and Approvals), and 18.77 (Processing of Permits and Approvals) to Implement Housing Element Program 1.3 Creating By‐ Right Zoning Approval for Specific Housing Element Inventory Sites.



4. PUBLIC HEARING / QUASI‐JUDICIAL. 420 Acacia [23PLN‐00059]: Recommendation on Applicant’s Request for Approval of a Vesting Tentative Map to Allow for a Condominium Subdivision to Create 16 Units on a Single 35,573 Square Foot Parcel. The Subdivision map Would Facilitate Construction of the Previously Approved 33,833 Square Foot Mixed‐ use Development Project (23PLN‐00058). Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the Provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act in Accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 (In‐fill Development). Zoning District: Split Zoning Designation of RM‐30 and R‐1 (Multi‐Family and Single‐Family Residential). For More Information Contact the Project Planner Claire Raybould at



Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Questions, Comments, Announcements or Future Agenda Items