660 University Avenue Mixed-Use Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
660 University Avenue Mixed-Use Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Low Density Multiple-Family Residence (RM-20) Zoning; Multi-Family Land Use Designation
Document Description
The proposed project would involve demolition of two existing on-site office buildings totaling 9,215 at 511 Byron and 680 University Avenue/500 Middlefield Road and merging three parcels in order to construct a four-story mixed-use building with two levels of below grade parking. The proposed project includes 63 residential units, 9,115 square feet of office space, and associated facilities. Residential units would include studios, one-bedroom units, and two-bedroom units ranging from 387 square feet to 755 square feet; 20 percent (13) of the units would be provided at below market rate. Pedestrian access to the project would be provided via two entrances on University Avenue. Vehicular access would be provided via Byron Street and lead to a two-level below grade parking garage with 79 parking stalls. The project includes rezoning the property from Low Density Multi-Family Residential (RM-20) to a Planned Community (PC) Zone District. The project also includes a Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to allow for retention of existing office space.

Contact Information

Emily Kallas
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
University Avenue, Byron Street, and Middlefield Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
120-03-042, 120-03-043, and 120-03-044
State Highways
US 101, SR 82
San Fransiquito Creek
Mt. Diab

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Residential (Units 63, Acres 0.3), Office (Sq. Ft. 9115, Acres 0.2, Employees 36)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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