Planning & Transportation Commission

October 10th, 2018


Call to Order / Roll Call

Oral Communications 

Agenda Changes, Additions, and Deletions

City Official Reports

1. Assistant Directors Report, Meeting Schedule and Assignments



Action Item

2. PUBLIC HEARING/QUASI-JUDICIAL. 285 Hamilton Avenue [18PLN-00006]: Recommendation on Applicant’s Request for a Text Amendment to Title 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code to Allow for Minor Increases in Floor Area to Provide Access to Roof-Top Decks on Existing Structures in the Commercial Downtown (Community)CD-C Subdistrict, as well as a Conditional Use Permit to Allow an Outdoor Activity Area in Excess of 2,000 Square Feet on the Roof of the Existing Commercial Building Located at 285 Hamilton Avenue. The Application Includes a Request for Architectural Review of a Roof-Top Deck at 285 Hamilton Avenue That Is Subject to the Architectural Review Process. Environmental Assessment: Exempt per Sections 15301 and 15305 of the CEQA Guidelines. Zone District: CD-C(GF)(P).



3. PUBLIC HEARING. The Planning and Transportation Commission Will Consider an Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Title 18 to the Palo Alto Municipal Code Related to Development Standards Including Minimum and Maximum Unit Density, Unit Size, Floor Area Ratio, Height, and Open Space; Parking Requirements, Including but not Limited to Regulations Related to In-Lieu Parking for Downtown Commercial Uses and Retail Parking for Mixed-Use Projects; Exclusively Residential Projects; Ground–Floor Retail Provisions; the Approval Process, and Other Regulations Governing Residential and Mixed-Use Development; All to Promote Housing Development Opportunities in Multi-Family Residential and Commercial Zoning Districts, in Furtherance of Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan. CEQA: Determination of Consistency with the Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Certified and Adopted on November 13, 2017 by Council ResolutionNo.9720. For More Information, Contact (CONTINUED FROM SEPTEMBER 26, 2018).



Study Session

Approval of Minutes

4. September 12, 2018 Draft PTC Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Questions, Comments, Announcements or Future Agenda Items


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