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Draft Environmental Impact Report available for the Menlo Portal Project
Posted on March 9, 2021 at 2:44 pm by Clay Curtin
The proposed Menlo Portal project in the Bayfront Area reached a milestone with the release of its draft environmental impact report Feb. 25, 2021. The draft EIR is available on the city’s
webpage. A hard copy of the draft EIR is also available for
at the Menlo Park Library.
Residents are encouraged to review the draft EIR and participate in the March 22, 2021, Planning Commission meeting, to provide comments on the draft EIR and the proposed project. The comment review period for the draft EIR is happening now through Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Written comments must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 14.
The project at 115 Independence Drive and 104-110 Constitution Drive includes
Redevelopment of three parcels with approximately 335 multifamily residential units
Approximately 34,868 square feet of office space
Approximately 1,600 square feet of child care space (proposed as the applicant’s community amenity in exchange for bonus level development)
Written comments must be submitted by
email to Contract Principal Planner Payal Bhagat
or by letter to Payal Bhagat, Community Development, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park, CA 94025.
More details on the proposed project are available on the city’s
project page. The proposed project would be developed using the City’s bonus level provisions for increases in density, intensity (square footage), and height, in exchange for community amenities. The following supporting documents are also available on the project page:
Community amenities appraisal and proposal
Evaluation of the community amenities proposal
Fiscal impact analysis of the proposed project
Following the close of the draft EIR public review period on April 14, 2021, the City will prepare a final EIR that will include responses to all substantive comments received on the draft EIR.
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