On March 26, 2013, the City Council approved all requested land use entitlements and agreements for the Facebook West Campus Project, and introduced the ordinances rezoning the property and approving the Development Agreement. On April 2, 2013, the City Council adopted the Rezoning and Development Agreement Ordinances. The land use entitlement process for the project is now complete, and the Facebook West Campus has opened.
The Facebook Campus Project includes two project sites inclusive of the East Campus and West Campus. The project was processed in phases, with the East Campus entitlements approved by the City Council in May and June of 2012. The 56.9-acre East Campus is located at 1 Hacker Way (previously 1601 Willow Road) and was formerly occupied by Oracle (previously Sun Microsystems). The site is currently developed with 9 buildings, which contain approximately 1,035,840 square feet. As part of the project approvals in May and June, Facebook has implemented a vehicular trip cap, which allows approximately 6,600 employees to occupy the East Campus.
The approximately 22-acre West Campus is located at 1 Facebook Way (previously 312 and 313 Constitution Drive). This second phase of the project includes the demolition of the existing two buildings and associated site improvements, and the construction of an approximately 433,555 square foot building on top of surface parking. The West Campus entitlements were approved by the City Council in March and April of 2013, and the West Campus is currently under construction.
The following approvals are required for the two sites.
A fiscal impact analysis has been prepared to evaluate the impact of the proposed project on the costs and revenues for the City of Menlo Park, and other governmental entities that serve the project site including the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Menlo Park Municipal Water District, West Bay Sanitary District, Elementary and High School Districts, San Mateo County Office of Education Special District, San Mateo County Community College District and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.
On December 8, 2011, the city held a community meeting on the Facebook campus project, in order to provide a project summary and information on the draft environmental impact report and fiscal impact analysis. This meeting took place at the Menlo Park Senior Center in the Belle Haven neighborhood.