Resources

The NVCAP project team has assembled a comprehensive list of resources about the background, the planning process, zoning, and other subjects related to the project. These resource are listed in no particular order and linked to external sites and/or documents. New resources and materials will may be updated to this page during the duration of the NVCAP project, and highlighted on the Home page of this website.


City of Palo Alto Plans, Documents, and Department Information


1. City of Palo Alto Planning and Community Environment Webpage

Planning and Community Environment Department https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pln/default.asp

2. North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan Project Webpage

NVCAP https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pln/long_range_planning/area_plans_and_studies/pl ans_and_studies_under_development/north_ventura_coordinated_area_plan/default.asp

3. Comprehensive Plan

2030 Comprehensive Plan https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/62915

4. Zoning Code

Palo Alto Municipal Code https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/clk/municode.asp

5. Citywide Planning Documents and Area Plans

SOFA I & SOFA II https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/25608 https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/3607 Parks Master Plan https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/64161

Urban Forestry Master Plan https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/36187

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan http://resilience.abag.ca.gov/wp-content/documents/2010LHMP/PaloAlto-Annex-2011.pdf

6. Design Guidelines

El Camino Real Design Guidelines https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/19040

South El Camino Real Design Guidelines https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/19041

7. Transportation Plans

Bicycle + Pedestrian Plan https://cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/31928

Rail Corridor Study https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/38025

Grand Boulevard Palo Alto https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pln/transit/transportation_projects/grand_boulevard_palo_alto.asp

Connecting Palo Alto https://pagradesep.com/

8. Housing

Housing Element (2015-2023) https://cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/37935

Affordable Housing Overlay https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/65180

Housing Work Plan https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/63027

9. Related Ordinances

Annual Office Limit Ordinance (Ordinance # 5439) https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/51037

Citywide Office and R&D Development Cap (Ordinance # 5446) https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?t=56923.09&BlobID=66534

10. Technical Resources

BuildingEye https://paloalto.buildingeye.com/planning

11. Outside Agency Documents

Grand Boulevard Initiative https://grandboulevard.net/

Caltrain General Information http://www.caltrain.com/main

Caltrain Electrification http://www.caltrain.com/projectsplans/CaltrainModernization.html

VTA http://www.vta.org/

SamTrans http://www.vta.org/

2018 Stanford General Use Permit https://gup.stanford.edu/

California Planning Guide: An Introduction to Planning in California (Governor’s Office of Planning Research 2005 Edition) http://opr.ca.gov/docs/California_Planning_Guide_2005.pdf

California High Speed Rail http://www.hsr.ca.gov/