San Francisquito Creek Project

Published on April 12, 2021


Request on behalf of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority for Major Architectural Review to allow the removal and replacement of the Pope-Chaucer Bridge over San Francisquito Creek with a new structure that does not obstruct creek flow. The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce flood risk within the City of Palo Alto and neighboring jurisdictions along San Francisquito Creek. The project will also include channel modifications for improved conveyance, stream function and habitat. Zoning District: Not Applicable/Public Right-of-Way. Surrounding zoning is primarily R-1(single-family residential).

Project Plans

Project Plans

Environmental Review Documents

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA), acting as the lead agency, prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the subject project in accordance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act and the CEQA Guidelines. The SFCJPA circulated the EIR for public review from April 22, 2019 through June 19, 2019 (SCH #2013062019) and released a Final EIR, which included responses to comments received on the Draft EIR, in September 2019. The SFCJPA certified the Final EIR on September 26, 2019.

Environmental Impact Report

Timothy Hopkins Park Improvement Ordinance

Public Hearings and Staff Reports

The City has not yet held any public hearings on the Project. The project is still under review and the application has not yet been deemed complete. The date of future hearings will be noted here once they have been determined.

Project Planner

Claire Raybould, AICP Senior Planner

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