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North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan

North Ventura Coordinated Area Map   

For the latest project updates, please go to the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan (NVCAP) website

Project Manager

Rachael Tanner, Assistant Director
(650) 329-2167

 Upcoming Events

Working Group Meeting #8 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 

  at 5:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall.

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Packet


Past Events

Working Group Meeting # 7 Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Working Group Meeting #7 Full Packet

Public Comments Received


City Council Meeting Monday, August 19 2019.

City Council Agenda

City Council Staff Report

Working Group Meeting #6 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 

The 6th NVCAP Working Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21 at 5:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall. 

Working Group#6 Full Packet

Historic Resources Board Meeting on  Thursday, July 25, 2019.

HRB Staff Report

Public Correspondence


Working Group Meeting (#5), Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Town Hall- Joint Meeting with City Council and Working Group #4, March 11, 2019

Time: 6 pm
Location: Ventura School, Multipurpose Room
3990 Ventura Ct, Palo Alto

Community Workshop #1, Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm

Location: El Palo Alto Room, Mitchell Park Library, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

Working Group Meeting (#3), Thursday, November 15, 2018 (Meeting materials available at  (the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan (NVCAP) website)

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Community Meeting Room, City Hall,  250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Working Group Meeting (#2), Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: El Camino Room, Downtown Library,  270 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto

Working Group Meeting (#1), Wednesday, October 17, 2018 

City Council Hearing (Consent Calendar Item)

Monday, June 25, 2018

Project Background 

On November 6, 2017, the City Council initiated the preparation of a Coordinated Area Plan for the North Ventura area (NVCAP), an approximately 60 acre site. The NVCAP is being proposed as a result of Program L4.10.1 of the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, which states:

Prepare a coordinated area plan for the North Ventura area and surrounding California Avenue area. The plan should describe a vision for the future of the North Ventura area as a walkable neighborhood with multifamily housing, ground floor retail, a public park, creek improvements and an interconnected street grid. It should guide the development of the California Avenue area as a well-designed mixed-use district with diverse land uses and a network of pedestrian-oriented streets.

The City has also received Priority Development Area (PDA) grant funding from the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) for preparation of the NVCAP. This area includes a parcel owned by the Sobrato Organization which is commonly referred to as “the Fry’s site”.

The Fry’s site and the surrounding parcels included in the proposed planning area represent a significant opportunity to plan for a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood with multifamily housing, commercial services, well-defined connections to transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, urban design strategies, and design guidelines to strengthen and support the neighborhood fabric and connections to transit, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities.

Community engagement, including but not limited to the Working Group formation, will be key to the success of the planning effort, as will technical and design/planning work by qualified consultants funded by the grant.   Updates on the Working Group application process will be provided on this webpage and emailed to the mailing list.

Want to Learn More?

Please check out our  NVCAP Resources Page for past City Council meeting staff reports and other supporting documents.

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