Downtown Parking Garage Project
The City intends to construct a new parking garage at parking Lot D, an existing surface parking lot located at 375 Hamilton Avenue in the Downtown Business District. The project is part of the 2014 Council Infrastructure Plan and is intended to supplement parking inventory as part of the City’s efforts to address parking and traffic congestion.
Primary elements include:
|A new five-level above-ground public parking garage over one basement parking level, providing approximately 324 spaces, and associated site improvements.|
|Approximately 2,000 SF of single-tenant commercial space fronting Waverley Street, to be used as commercial retail space for new or existing businesses.|
|Other proposed options are being considered include incorporating a bike station and solar panels.|
|Scope of Work|
The project is currently in design phase. No work is scheduled. Please check back for updates.
|There are currently no upcoming meetings scheduled.
On February 11, 2019, the City Council certified the EIR by adopting the Resolution and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP). The Record of Land Use Action was approved for 3 years and the project is on hold until after the City returns to the Policy and Services Committee for further discussion on the downtown parking management strategy.
The City of Palo Alto has completed the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
On July 19, 2018, the Architectural Review Board recommended approval of the project. The public comment period for the Draft EIR closed on July 2, 2018. Staff and the City’s consultant are preparing a final EIR addressing comments submitted during the review period for Council action on the project.
On February 15, 2018, the Architectural Review Board reviewed the project.
HRB (Historical Review Board) and ARB (Architectural Review Board) study sessions were held on August 24, 2017, and September 7, 2017. Conceptual project plans were presented to HRB and ARB to receive initial comments from the Board members.
|City Council Documents
|Record of Land Use Action|
|April 2017 City Council Meeting Staff Report #7942|
|April 2017 City Council Meeting Presentation
|December 2016 City Council Meeting Staff Report #7418|
|Project Plans (19 MB)
|Environmental Impact Report Documents
|Resolution and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) (Reso. 9818)|
|Final Environmental Impact Report|
|Draft Environmental Impact Report (134 MB)|
|Notice of Completion & Environmental Document Transmittal|
|Initial Study Checklist|
|Notice of Preparation of Initial Study|
|Architectural Review Board Documents|
|June 2018 Formal ARB #2 Staff Report #8918|
|February 2018 Formal ARB #1 Staff Report #8776|
|September 2017 Study Session|
|Planning and Transportation Commission Documents|
|January 2018 PTC Staff Report #8401|
|Historic Resources Board Documents|
|August 2017 Study Session Staff Report #8329|
|Public Works Engineering Services Division|
|Project Manager: Holly Boyd, Holly.Boyd@CityofPaloAlto.org|
|View our other Infrastructure Plan projects at www.infrastructure.cityofpaloalto.org.|