Atherton Library Building Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Atherton
Document Title
Atherton Library Building Project
Document Type
EIR - 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 be sited within the general building area of the existing Main House, which is centrally located within the interior of the park. The proposed project would result in demolition of the existing Main House and construction of a new two-story, up to 13500 s.f. library and associated improvements. Some of the existing uses (e.g., meetings, classes and events) currently accommodated at the Main House would be absorbed within the new library or by other facilities within the park. It is assumed that the existing library building, located at 2 Dinkelspiel (Station) Lane, would be repurposed for storage. Town offices or other civic use already occurring in the general vicinity of the existing library. The purpose library project would require the following discretionary approvals: Environmental Review: General Plan Amendment: Hollbrook Palmer Park Master Plan Amendment: and Zoning Ordinance 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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (13,500 square foot library)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Land Use/Planning, Recreation, Transportation
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 Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Other Agency(ies), Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

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