Atherton Library Building Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Atherton
Document Title
Atherton Library Building Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is located at the site of the existing Main House within Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue. General Plan: Parks and Open Space; Holbrook-Palmer Park Master Plan; Main House and Event Garden; Zoning; Parks and Open Space (POS) District.
Document Description
The proposed project would result in demolition of the existing Main House within the Park. A new single-story, up to 13,000 square foot library would be constructed generally within the Main House footprint. Some of the existing uses (e.g., meetings, classes, events) currently accommodated at the main House may be absorbed by other facilities within the Park. The existing library building, which is located at 2 Dinkelspiel (Station) Land, would be repurposed for storage, Town offices or other civic use. Required project approvals would include a General Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment, and Park Master Plan Amendment.

Contact Information

Lisa Costa Sanders
Agency Name
City of Atherton
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Atherton, Menlo Park
San Mateo
Cross Streets
Watkins Avenue/McCormick Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 82 (El Camino Real); US 101
Atherton Storm Drainage Channel

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Other Agency(ies), Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (13,000 square foot library)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Redevelopment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Land Use/Planning, Recreation, Transportation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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