Tarlton Properties has submitted an application to construct a new five-story research and development (R&D) building, approximately 120,000 square feet in size, with an attached six-story parking structure. A 14,000 square-foot fitness center for Menlo Business Park employees would be located on the sixth level of the parking structure. A 700 square-foot commercial space would be located on the ground level of the R&D building with an entrance off of a proposed pedestrian plaza at the front of the site.
City staff is evaluating the revised project proposal to refine the review process, tentative project schedule, required land use entitlements, and the appropriate level of environmental review. It is anticipated that the following land use entitlements would be applicable to the proposed project:
Below Market Rate (BMR) housing agreement
On July 16, 2018, the Planning Commission held a study session to the review the proposed project. Among the Commission's feedback was a request to provide better architectural integration between the proposed R&D building and parking structure, consider reducing the parking ratio below 2.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area on the site to reduce the size of the parking structure, and provide additional screening to obscure vehicles parked on the ground level of the parking structure.
An initial study is being prepared for the project. Depending on the initial study findings, a focused environmental impact report (EIR) will be prepared for topics that require further analysis.