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PUBLIC AGENDA: Formula retail, Highway 101 overpass project, City Hall remodel

 

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 18.

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to approve a contract for the way-finding portion of the City Hall remodel project; consider a proposal to limit formula retail on California Avenue and some intersecting streets; and consider the composition of an advisory group that would work on the update of the Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to discuss 1450 Page Mill Road, a proposal by Stanford University to demolish two existing buildings totaling 59,529 square feet of office space and constructing a new 74,400-square-foot office building in the Research Park. The board will also consider a request by Ken Hayes on behalf of 203 Forest Avenue, LLC, to construct a 4,985-square-foot residential addition to an existing commercial building; and a proposal by FGY Architects for facade and site improvements at a four-story office building at 130 Lytton Ave. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

COUNCIL POLICY AND SERVICES COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to continue its discussion of council procedures and consider making changes to the council's Procedures and Protocols Handbook. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda here.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider expanding the scope of the Public Art Master Plan, discuss its upcoming study session with the City Council and hear an update on the Highway 101 overpass project. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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