Menlo Park has been hoping to see more action in the city's M-2 industrial zone for about as long as it's wanted to revitalize El Camino Real. Tonight, the Planning Commission will discuss the draft environmental and financial impact analyses for a project that will bring that hope closer to fruition.
The Sobrato Organization wants to build a corporate center at 151 Commonwealth Drive and 164 Jefferson Drive, near U.S. 101. The company proposes to merge the lots into a single 13.3-acre site and construct two steel and glass four-story office buildings.
At 259,920 square feet total, the office buildings would reach up to 62 feet in height, nearly double the current limit for the M-2 district. Other concerns include traffic, particularly along segments of Marsh Road and Chilco Street.
Click here to review tonight's complete agenda and associated staff reports.
The March 24 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the council chambers in the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St. Watch the meeting live online via the city's website.