Palo Alto Rail Corridor Study


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
Palo Alto Rail Corridor Study
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project area is City-wide along the rail corridor, is fully developed and includes various zoning/land use designations.
Document Description
The proposal is the approval of the Rail Corridor Study and incorporation of the Vision Statement into the Comprehensive Plan. No development is proposed. The Study outlines specific policy recommendations to achieve the vision for the rail corridor area, including strategies related to circulation, land use and urban design improvements. The Rail Corridor Study was initiated the City Council to evaluate land use, transportation and urban design elements of the rail corridor in Palo Alto, particularly in response to potential improvements to fixed rail services along the Caltrain tracks.

Contact Information

Elena Lee
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Corridor between El Camino Real & Alma St., from northern to southern terminus of city
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 82
Matadero, Dry and Adobe Creeks

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), 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, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (Rail Corridor Study/land use & transportation policies)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation

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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