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COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT

Menlo Gateway Project
(Bohannon Hotel-Office)
project simulation

Current Status

In June 2010, the City Council voted to approve the proposal, subject to voter approval of a ballot measure for the November 2, 2010 general election. For more information about the ballot measure (Measure T), please see the City's Candidate and Ballot Measure Information page. Measure T was approved, and the project approvals became effective with the certification of the election results on December 7, 2010.



Contact Person
Thomas Rogers, Associate Planner
E-mail: throgers@menlopark.org
Phone: 650-330-6722

Staff Reports and Related Documents:

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2005

Development Agreement

The following documents are available as reference materials:

 

Project Description
The City of Menlo Park has approved amendments to the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and Map proposed by the Bohannon Development Company to construct the following:

  • Three office and R&D buildings (694,669 square feet)
  • Hotel (171,563 square feet; 230 rooms)
  • Health club, serving hotel guests and the public (68,519 square feet)
  • Cafe/restaurant (4,245 square feet)
  • Neighborhood-serving retail and community facilities (10,420 square feet)
  • Three parking structures

The development would take place on two sites totaling 15.9 acres located near the US101/Marsh Road interchange. The specific sites are located at 100 to 190 Independence Drive and 101 to 155 Constitution Drive.

City Council and Commission Meetings

 

  • Planning Commission
    (Public Hearing)
    Monday, December 16, 2013
  • Planning Commission
    (Public Hearing)
    Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Planning Commission
    (Public Hearing)
    Monday, December 5, 2011
  • Housing Commission
    (Regular Business)
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010
  • Planning Commission
    (Targeted study session)
    Monday, November 9, 2009
    City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street
See information on past Commission/Council meetings at the bottom of this page.

Required Review
The proposed project required the following applications to be reviewed by the Planning Commission for its recommendation to the City Council for final action:

  • General Plan Amendment: Change from Limited Industry to a new Mixed Use Commercial Business Park land use designation;
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment: Create a new M-3 (Mixed-Use Commercial Business Park) zoning district and undertake associated modifications, in particular the addition of unique parking requirements for the M-3 district;
  • Rezoning: Change from M-2 (General Industrial District) to a new M-3 (Mixed-Use Commercial Business Park District);
  • Architectural Control approval of specific project plans;
  • Development Agreement to guarantee development rights over a 15 year period in exchange for demonstrable benefits to the City;
  • Environmental Review of the proposed project in the form of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR); and
  • Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing Program Agreement to provide on- or off-site BMR units, or to pay an in-lieu fee.

Project Plans



Draft and Final Environmental Impact Reports



Financial Analysis

These documents were prepared by City consultants to assist during Development Agreement negotiations.


Fiscal and Economic Impact Analysis

Current Development Proposal

Please note: fiscal impact presentations have also been part of the July 2009 Community Meetings and the October 5, 2009 Planning Commission study session.


Previous Development Proposal

Past City Council and Commission Meetings
  • Planning Commission
    (General study session - continued from October 5)
    Monday, October 19, 2009
    City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street
  • Transportation Commission
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street

  • Housing Commission
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Administration Building, 701 Laurel Street
Community Meetings - July 2009

These meetings were promoted by a citywide postcard and newspaper ad.

  • Agenda
  • Presentations
  • Business Community
    Thursday, July 23, 2009
    4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Senior Center, 110 Terminal Avenue
  • Belle Haven Neighborhood
    Thursday, July 23, 2009
    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Senior Center, 110 Terminal Avenue
  • General Citywide
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009
    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Recreation Center Fireside Room, 701 Laurel Street

 

 

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