Naming Opportunities

As an Atherton Resident, your City Council invites you to become a part of Atherton’s history. Our new Town Center project is by far the largest undertaking in our Town’s 97-year history and it is well underway! It is such an historic event we want to make sure that you are a part of it.

The Council identified 20 Naming Opportunities connected to this project. Some of these areas have already been donated! We invite you to consider investing in one of these. Your donation could offset the cost of the $7 million of short-term financing the Town authorized to bridge the revenue flow gap during construction. The Opportunities have various ranges with the most significant being the ability to name the new road that will connect Fair Oaks Lane to Ashfield Road and run next to the new Town Center.

Your 100% tax-deductible donation to the Town Center project will give you the opportunity of having your family’s name, or the memory of a loved one, within the new Town Center and Library areas. For more detail on each Opportunity; i.e., location and graphic image, click on one of the images. To make a donation, send an email to the City Manager, George Rodericks at grodericks@ci.atherton.ca.us by clicking on the specific donation area in the table.

To fully pay for the project, the Town identified sufficient funds, including the use of unrestricted General Funds and $7 million of short-term financing. Many residents have already made donations totaling more than $5 million and each donor will get full credit for their prior donations towards any new donation level. Construction is moving along at a brisk pace with all of the underground utilities completed. We are on schedule and on budget. 

If you are interested in a site tour, please contact Marty Hanneman at mhanneman@ci.atherton.ca.us. Alternatively, you can visit the Project Activity Blog for regular updates. There is also a live onsite webcam to see the construction!

We are very excited to see this long-awaited new Town Center and Library come to life. The projected opening is Fall 2021. Thank you to those who have already helped sponsor this project and thank you all for any consideration now or in the future! Any contributions received after we obtain our short-term funding will be used to retire our obligations earlier than planned.

Sincerely,

Atherton City Council

Naming OpportunityAmount
New Road from Fair Oaks to Ashfield$5,000,000
Historic Town Hall Renovation$3,000,000
Civic Court$3,000,000
Children’s Room in New Library$1,000,000
Photovoltaic Arrays on Buildings & Carports$1,000,000
New Cafe/Catering Kitchen$500,000
Glass Enclosed Adult Quiet Room in New Library$500,000
Digital Lab and Maker’s Space in New Library$500,000
Large Conference Room in New Library$500,000
Water Fountain Feature Near New Library$300,000
Heritage Room in Renovated Historic Town Hall$250,000
Adult Reading Deck at New Library$250,000
Water Feature at Fair Oaks Court off of Fair Oaks$250,000
Medium-Sized Conference Room in New Library$200,000
Heritage Tree Reading Area in New Library$150,000
Small Conference Room in New Library$100,000
Historic Display Area in Renovated Historic Town Hall$100,000
Environmental Dashboard in New Library$100,000
Redwood Grove behind New Library$100,000
Native Species Garden - 20,000 SF$100,000