Public Safety Building and California Avenue Parking Garage Project
|The existing Public Safety Building (PSB) at 275 Forest Avenue opened in 1970 and is approximately 25,000 square feet. Due to the growth of public safety services and changes in regulations, the existing building no longer meets current seismic, accessibility, or regulatory code requirements that are required to meet the Essential Services Buildings Seismic Safety Act (ESBSSA). The new PSB will house the Police Department, 911 Emergency Dispatch Center, the Emergency Operations Center, the Office of Emergency Services, and the administration needs of the Fire Department. The new Public Safety Building and California Avenue Parking Garage are both part of the 2014 Council Infrastructure Plan. The new PSB will be located at 250 Sherman Avenue, and the new public parking garage will be located at 350 Sherman Avenue. Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), these are considered as a single project because the garage will mitigate for the loss of approximately 310 existing public surface parking spaces on both sites. The garage will be constructed before the PSB. PSB construction will begin once the garage is operational.|
|Public Safety Building Rendering|
|California Avenue Parking Garage rendering|
|Public Safety Building Concept Summary:|
|California Avenue Parking Garage Concept Summary:|
September 20 - Architectural Review Board Meeting
The Public Safety Building project will be presented to the ARB on Thursday, September 20. The meeting will focus on landscape, building materials, and proposed signage locations. The public is encouraged to attend. The agenda will be posted to the ARB page prior to the meeting.
September 17 - City Council Study Session on the Public Safety Building Design and Project Status
September 12 - Community Meeting
August 2 - Architectural Review Board Meeting
The Public Safety Building project was presented at the August 2 ARB meeting. The agenda was posted prior to the meeting.
August 2, 8:30 a.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
250 Hamilton Avenue
June 18th - PSB Art Input Meeting with Artist Peter Wegner
Public Safety Building artist Peter Wegner wants your input to help acquaint him with the vibrant California Avenue community to help him with the design development. Learn more about Peter Wegner and view more details about the meeting.
June 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Palo Alto Central HOA Community Room
122 Sherman Ave
On September 12th Public Works held a Community Meeting about the upcoming construction for the New California Avenue Area Parking Garage that will be built on Parking Lot 7 at 350 Sherman Avenue.
|Notice of Preparation (NOP) of Environmental Impact Report|
|Project Description and Initial Study Checklist|
|Tree Survey Report|
|Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment|
|Geotechnical Investigation Report|
|Draft Transportation Impact Analysis|
|Public Works Engineering Services Division|
|Project Manager: Matt Raschke, Matt.Raschke@cityofpaloalto.org|
|View our other Infrastructure Plan Projects at www.Infrastructure.cityofpaloalto.org.|