City officials will host three community meetings next week on re-envisioning the Palo Alto section of the El Camino Real Grand Boulevard Initiative.
The initiative is a project comprised of 19 cities and agencies to make El Camino more pedestrian-friendly and have more mixed-use developments near public transit. The current segment redesign study would be between Stanford Avenue and Lambert Avenue.
Next week's meetings will gather input and suggestions from the public for the Grand Boulevard study. The initiative received a $350,000 state grant in 2016 from the California Department of Transportation as part of the agency's Sustainable Transportation Planning program.
The meetings will take place on the following dates:
• Sunday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the California Avenue Farmers' Market.
• Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4-7 p.m. at Country Sun Natural Foods, 440 California Ave.
•Monday, Jan. 22, 4-7 p.m. at the California Avenue Caltrain station, 101 California Ave. (this meeting was initially set for Jan. 18 but then rescheduled because of rain forecasts).