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Aug 03

1125 O’Brien Drive project enters environmental review scoping phase

Posted on August 3, 2021 at 9:46 am by Lisa Atwood

On July 30, the City released the Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study (IS) for the proposed project at 1105-1165 O’Brien Drive and 1 Casey Court. The NOP is part of the environmental review process and identifies that a focused environmental impact report (EIR) will be prepared for the proposed project. 

This project would demolish the existing office and industrial buildings and redevelop the site with approximately 131,825 square feet of research and development space including a 2,659 square foot commercial space. The proposed mixed-use building would be five stories high with surface parking. The proposed project would use bonus level gross floor area, density and height in exchange for community amenities. 

More information about the project, including staff reports and plan sets, is available on the city’s 1105-1165 O’Brien Drive project page.

There will be an EIR scoping session and study session at the August 9, 2021, Planning Commission meeting. The meeting agenda and staff report will be available 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

A focused EIR will be prepared to study potential new or increased impacts in the following areas:

  • Air quality
  • Biological resources
  • Cultural and tribal resources 
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Noise 
  • Population and housing
  • Transportation

The City is requesting comments on the scope and content of the focused EIR during the comment period for the NOP, which runs from Friday, July 30, 2021, through Monday, August 30, 2021.

Written comments must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 30, 2021, to the below contact information. Email correspondence is preferred due to ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

Via email:

Contract Planner David Hogan

Via letter:

Contract Planner David Hogan

Community Development

701 Laurel St.

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Comments may also be provided at the EIR scoping session during the August 9, Planning Commission meeting.