200 Portage Avenue Townhome Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
200 Portage Avenue Townhome Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: Medium Density Multiple Family Residence District/General Manufacturing General Plan Land Use Designation: Multiple Family Residential/Light Industrial
Document Description
The proposed project would involve a vesting tentative map to subdivide and merge portions of four parcels into two parcels as well as for a condominium subdivision to create 91 new condominium units on one of the two resulting lots. The proposed townhome project would involve the demolition of the portion of the existing commercial building at 200 Portage and the commercial building at 3040 Park within the area of development and construction of 91 new residential units within 16 three-story buildings. The building designs would feature a contemporary design, with flat roofs, large rectangular windows, wood paneling, and painted stucco. Access to the proposed residential units and garages would be available from newly constructed drive aisles between the buildings, which would be accessed from a new driveway at Park Boulevard. The project would include a total of 182 parking spaces in garages and additional surface spaces near the southern portion of the site. The project site contains one commercial building constructed in 1918. Known as the Bayside Canning Company (later occupied by Fry’s Electronics store, Research and Development, and warehouse uses), the two-story cannery was previously recommended eligible for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources for its association with Palo Alto’s early agricultural history. Because the project involves partial demolition of an eligible historic resource, an EIR is being prepared.

Contact Information

Samuel Gutierrez
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Park Boulevard and Olive Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
132-38-07; 132-32-042; 132-32-043; 132-32-036
State Highways
US 101, SR 82
Barron Park Elementary School
San Francisco Bay, Matadero Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 91, Acres 0.98)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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