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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2013
Historic Resources Board
The Historic Resources Board (HRB) was created by the City Council to assist in the protection and enhancement of Palo Alto's historic structures, properties and districts. The Board is composed of seven members appointed by the City Council, at least three of whom are architects, landscape architects, building designers or other design professionals and at least one member shall possess academic education or practical experience in history or a related field. Regular meetings are at 8:00 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month and are cablecast live on Government Channel 26.
The City of Palo Alto has begun the process of preparing design guidelines for the Professorville Historic District. The guidelines are intended to identify compatibility parameters for new construction in Professorville. Over the next several months, staff will be working with a committee comprised of community representatives and two Historic Resources Board members to develop draft guidelines that will be discussed with the community later this year.