Planning & Transportation Commission


August 12th, 2015

 

Call to Order

Roll Call

Oral Communications

Agenda Changes, Additions and Deletions

Directors Report

Public Hearing

1. Interim Retail Ordinance – The Planning and Transportation Commission will consider a recommendation to the City Council for adoption of an Interim Ordinance Limiting Conversion of Ground Floor Retail and “Retail Like” Uses to Other Uses Citywide. The proposed ordinance falls under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption found in the Title 14 California Code of Regulations Section 15061(b)(3) because it is designed to preserve the status quo. For more information contact Jonathan Lait at jonathan.lait@cityofpaloalto.org CONTINUED TO August 26, 2015

 

 

 

 

2. *Quasi-Judicial: 1050 Page Mill Road – 1050 Page Mill Road (14PLN-00074): Request for Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) review of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) prepared regarding a request by 1050 Page Mill Road Property LLC for Architectural Review to allow demolition of two existing structures totaling 265,895 sf and for construction of four two-story office buildings totaling 265,895 square feet of floor area with below and at-grade parking and other site improvements. A separate hearing on project design will be held by the Architectural Review Board on July 30, 2015. Zoning District: Research Park (RP). Environmental Assessment: The Initial Study and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was published on July 24, 2015 for a 45 day public comment period that will end on September 8, 2015. For more information contact Jodie Gerhardt at Jodie.gerhardt@cityofpaloalto.org

 

 

 

 

3. Interim Ordinance for the establishment of Office/R&D Annual Growth Limit applicable to Downtown, California Avenue Area and the El Camino Corridor – The Planning and Transportation Commission will Consider a Recommendation to the City Council for Adoption of an Interim Ordinance to Establish and Office/R&D Annual Growth Limit Applicable to Downtown, the California Avenue Area, and the El Camino Corridor on an Interim Basis. For more information contact Hilary Gitelman at Hillary.gitelman@cityofpaloalto.org

 

 

 

 

 

4. Parking Exemption Ordinance – The Planning and Transportation Commission will Consider a Recommendation to the City Council for Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Chapters 18.19, Downtown Commercial (CD) District and 18.52, Parking and Loading Requirements, to Eliminate Certain Parking Exemptions within the Downtown Area. This ordinance will make permanent the following parking exemptions previously eliminated by interim ordinance: (1) parking exemptions related to Transferable Development Rights (TDRs); (2) 200 square foot exemption available for downtown projects and (3) exemption for properties that were “vacant” at the time the assessment district was formed. This ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant section 15061(b)(3) and section 15305 of the CEQA Guidelines. For more information contact Jonathan Lait at jonathan.lait@cityofpaloalto.org

Minutes Approval: None

Commission/Staff Announcements & Future Agenda Items

Adjournment

 

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