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To support parking needs for the California Avenue business district and a new Public Safety Building (PSB) that will house Palo Alto’s Police, Fire and Emergency Services offices, Watry Design was asked to design a new parking structure on California Avenue.

The resulting 636-stall structure will feature a grand staircase and a green canopy that acts as a gateway to the PSB. A pedestrian arcade will escort users to the business district on California Avenue. Public art will also be featured throughout the structure.

Sustainable features of the new garage will include green screens, covered bike parking, photovoltaic panels, EV charging stations for 32 spaces and provisions for an additional 128 in the future. A parking guidance system featuring red and green lights to identify available parking stalls will guide users to an open space. 

Project Details

  • Owner: City of Palo Alto
  • Design Architect: RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture, Inc.
  • Project Status: Plan Check
  • Parking Stalls: 636
  • Levels: 6
  • Total Sq Ft: 210,700
  • Sq Ft per Stall: 327
  • Total Project Cost: $38,510,982
  • Per Stall Cost: $60,552