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Planned-Community Zoning Is On Table In Palo Alto

Planned-Community Zoning Is On Table In Palo Alto

The Palo Alto City Council will consider whether or not, and how, to change or adjust land-use designation process within city limits.  The Council will begin Monday October 6 to look at modifying the city’s somewhat difficult planned-community zoning, which was paused due to a citizen referendum.  The current zoning which has been in place since the early 1950s gives developers options to seek exceptions to current development rules in turn for public benefits that are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Previous public benefits include everything from public common plazas, retail stores, sculptures, and affordable residential units.

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Palo Alto High School Gym Bids Farewell

Palo Alto High School Gym Bids Farewell

Many Memories Were Made at the Palo Alto High School Gym

After 85 years of being a focal point for Viking pride and hosting thousands of events such as games, dances, and rallies, Palo Alto High School community members, esteemed alumni, and current students and staff will spend the afternoon of Sunday, March 16, bidding farewell to their beloved gymnasium. 

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New Alma Village Grocery Store Sign Getting Complaints

New Alma Village Grocery Store Sign Getting Complaints

Some People Think it’s Too Big

A supermarket that is expected to open in Palo Alto’s Alma Village next month is already drawing complaints over a large sign that recently was installed on Alma Avenue. The large sign is crucial for the grocery store’s survival according to the owner, and the City Council has already approved the size of the sign.

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Electric Vehicles Get Preference in New Palo Alto Homes

Electric Vehicles Get Preference in New Palo Alto Homes

In an effort to be more green oriented the Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved a requirement for all new homes built in the city to be pre-wired to charge electric vehicles. 

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Palo Alto Wants to Shift Drivers to Trains and Buses

Palo Alto Wants to Shift Drivers to Trains and Buses

Officials approve exploring an expanded shuttle system, new agency to manage traffic-reduction

After months of debate about new garages and permit programs, Palo Alto officials shifted gears on Monday in their search for parking solutions when they approved an ambitious initiative aimed at getting drivers out of cars altogether.

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California Avenue May Become Palo Alto’s New Business and Trendy Hub

California Avenue May Become Palo Alto’s New Business and Trendy Hub

Palo Alto’s city council is set to approve a $7.1 million overhaul of the city’s California Avenue commercial corridor as soon as next month — a much higher price tag than previously assigned to the economic development project.

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Palo Alto Schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Resigns

Palo Alto Schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Resigns

Palo Alto Schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly informed teachers, parents, and school district personnel them that he will resign at the end of the school year from the Palo Alto Unified School District.

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Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Moving to Lytton Gateway

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Moving to Lytton Gateway

The non-profit Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce has signed a new 10-year lease at the 101 Lytton Avenue four-story “Lytton Gateway” office development.  The Lytton Gateway is located at the corner of Lytton and Alma Street in downtown Palo Alto.

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Palo Alto Councilmembers Think Too Much Business in Downtown: Proposes Registry

Palo Alto Councilmembers Think Too Much Business in Downtown: Proposes Registry

Four members of the Palo Alto City Council say a business registry is needed to solve traffic and parking problems that have risen to the forefront in recent years.

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Palo Alto Considers Citywide Residential Parking Permit Program

Palo Alto Considers Citywide Residential Parking Permit Program

Palo Alto City Council to Consider Parking Issues

The Palo Alto City Council, by unanimous vote, has directed staff to draft an ordinance that establishes a framework for a citywide residential parking permit program that would allow some neighborhoods to restrict parking on their residential blocks.

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Palo Alto Passes Improved Public Art Program

Palo Alto Passes Improved Public Art Program

Coming Soon For Palo Alto – More Public Art

Palo Alto will be the recipient of more public art.  The City Council voted 8-0 last week to increase the “percent for art” policy which will now include residential projects of five units or more as well continuing to include commercial developments that are at least 10,000 sq. ft. and have minimum costs of $200,000. 

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