10 Intriguing Maps of Palo Alto
We love maps. The graphical representation of complex data sets just sets our hearts a-flutter like few things do. You will see this kind of information about your home once in the “disclosures” that accompany a home purchase. The Young Platinum Group helps you understand disclosures and what they mean, and whether something apparently problematic might not be (Leaking Underground Storage Tanks probably sound worse than they are), or really might be a problem (gas line easement right under your house). Potential hazards like this can seem scary without context. We can help.
But wait— this is 2019! Let’s gain our own context! Did you know that much of this is available online for you to peruse, snoop, and geek at your leisure? Let’s investigate some of the best graphical data describing Palo Alto properties!
1. Flood Maps
Significant parts of our fair city are projected to be drenched in a 100-year flood. If the San Francisquito Creek were to overflow its banks, downstream areas get wet as the water moves downhill to the Bay. City building codes require new construction to build high enough and with the sort of flood venting that will mitigate this, but older structures may have some risk. Where are you on this map?