Infill Environmental Impact Report

Environmental analysis of projects like the Middle Plaza at 500 El Camino Real Project is required by the California Environmental Quality Act. For more information about CEQA, please see the CEQA website.

Final Infill Environmental Impact Report (Final Infill EIR)

The Final Infill EIR is available for review at the City Main Library (800 Alma Street) and Community Development Department (701 Laurel Street) in Menlo Park, CA  94025, and online, as of Friday, August 11, 2017.  Written comments should be submitted to Corinna Sandmeier via email at or at the Community Development Department (701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park) no later than 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Draft Infill Environmental Impact Report (Draft Infill EIR)

The Draft Infill EIR was published on February 28, 2017, with a 45-day review period from Tuesday, February 28, 2017 through Thursday, April 13, 2017. A public hearing on the Draft Infill EIR will be held as part of the March 27, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. Comments on the Draft Infill EIR may be made verbally at the March 27th meeting, or in writing to: Jean Lin, Senior Planner, Community Development Department, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025. All written comments must be received by April 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Notice of Preparation

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) is an initial step to inform members of the public that an Infill EIR will be prepared, and to receive input on the scope of the Infill EIR analysis. The 30-day review period for the NOP was from June 22, 2016 through July 21, 2016.
The following NOP comment letters were received during the NOP comment period: 

Infill Environmental Checklist

The Infill Environmental Checklist has been prepared in accordance with Senate Bill (SB) 226, and supports the scope identified in the NOP.

Transportation Analyses Based on an Earlier Proposal

As part of project review of the earlier proposal from 2013, several transportation analyses were conducted. The completed analyses consist of:

  1. Consistency Analysis (response to comments)
  2. Operational Analysis
  3. Neighborhood Cut-Through Traffic Analysis
Note: Since the preparation of these analyses, changes in traffic conditions and in the proposed project render the previous analyses to be outdated. Therefore, a new traffic impact analysis will be prepared to evaluate the current project proposal under current traffic conditions