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Eichler-style fire station approved near Mitchell Park

Original post made on Sep 22, 2023

Palo Alto passed a critical milestone Thursday in its plan to replace the aged and undersized fire station near Mitchell Park when the city's Architectural Review Board approved the design for the Eichler-style project.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 22, 2023, 9:27 AM

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Posted by Consider Your Options.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 22, 2023 at 10:14 am

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Will there be a fire truck in it? Currently, there is no fire truck in our fire station. Yes. or no? When will the new fire truck be available for service? Without a fire truck, it is not a fire station. It is an ambulance station.

Posted by Eva_PA
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 22, 2023 at 10:22 am

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What a beautiful fire station.

Posted by vizsla1
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 22, 2023 at 10:56 am

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I hope the architectural review board spoke to the firefighters on what they wanted. The article hardly involves them. They are the ones using it. They should like the design and function of it. It really doesn't matter if it matches perfectly with the neighborhood. It should just look nice.

Posted by PST
a resident of South of Midtown
on Sep 22, 2023 at 11:41 am

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Would like more info on why it is projected to cost $15 million. Seems quite expensive.

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2023 at 9:19 pm

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TIL that Eichler's brother in law served time for selling rotten eggs.

P.S. Eichler was not an architect. The architects who designed the buildings were: Robert Anshen of Anshen & Allen, and the San Francisco firm Claude Oakland & Associates, and the Los Angeles firms of Jones & Emmons, A. Quincy Jones, and Raphael Sorianos.

With that in mind, the question of "too Eichler or not Eichler enough?" really becomes "too Developer or not Developer enough?"

Posted by scott
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 26, 2023 at 7:43 pm

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"With its 4-0 vote, the board advanced one of the few remaining projects on a list of infrastructure priorities that the City Council adopted in *2014*."

*stabs self in face*

There is going to be a full decade of procedural garbage before a single atom is moved in the real world.

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