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City of Palo Alto, CA

03/13/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/13/2018 10:52

Architectural Review Board (ARB)

The City continuously accepts applications for Boards and Commission. Apply here for the Architectural Review Board (ARB).

ARB Purpose
The Architectural Review Board is charged with design review of all new construction, and changes and additions to commercial, industrial and multiple-family projects. The Board's goals and purposes are to:

  • Promote orderly and harmonious development of the City
  • Enhance the desirability of residence or investment in the City
  • Encourage the attainment of the most desirable use of land and improvements
  • Enhance the desirability of living conditions upon the immediate site or in adjacent areas
  • Promote visual environments which are of high aesthetic quality and variety and which, at the same time, are considerate of each other.

The Board is composed of five members, at least three of whom are architects, landscape architects, building designers or other design professionals. Terms are for three years and commence on November 1. See Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Sections 2.16 and 2.21. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at 329-2571.

If you wish to send e-mail to the Architectural Review Board, please use the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Regular meetings are at 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month and are cablecast live on Government Channel 16.

Chair: Wynn Furth
Vice Chair: Peter Baltay
Staff Liaison: Jodie Gerhardt, Planning Manager - 650-329-2575



Architectural Review Board Procedural Rules

Architectural Review Board By-laws

2018
2017
December 21, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
December 7, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
November 16, 2017 Cancellation
November 2, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
October 19, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
October 5, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
September 21, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
September 7, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
August 17, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
August 3, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
July 20, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
July 13, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet
July 6, 2017 Cancellation
June 15, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
June 1, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
May 18, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
May 4, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
April 20, 2017 Cancellation
April 6, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
March 16, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
March 2, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
February 16, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
February 2, 2017 Agenda and Full Packet Minutes Video
January 19, 2017 Agenda and Full packet Minutes Video
January 5, 2017 Cancellation

Past Agendas and Minutes