525 El Camino Real
Safeway Development Project

Safeway Contact Person

Fred Ponce
Phone: (415) 362-4664 or (415) 706-9623
Email: Fred@ArchPathPD.com
Please contact Fred for all construction-related issues, including noise and dust control.

City Contact Persons

Ron Lafrance
E-mail: rjlafrance@menlopark.org
Phone: (650) 330-6723
Please contact Ron for any building-permit-related issues.

Thomas Rogers
E-mail: throgers@menlopark.org
Phone: (650) 330-6722
Please contact Thomas for any planning-related issues.

Safeway Documents

Staff Reports and Related City Documents - 2007

Staff Reports and Related City Documents - 2005


Project Description

Safeway is currently constructing a new 65,017-square-foot store with an attached 11,500-square-foot structure containing retail tenant lease spaces for a project total of 76,517 square feet. The new store will provide outdoor seating and outdoor sales in front of the store. Inside the store, banking, pharmacy, cafe and a deli will be provided. The store will continue to operate 24 hours a day and will continue to sell alcoholic beverages.

The project site at 525 and 625 El Camino Real is located in the C-4 (General Commercial, Applicable to El Camino Real) zoning district, and is approximately 251,343 square feet (5.77 acres) in area. The demolition and construction will occur in phases as the Safeway store remains in operation.

In early 2007, Safeway requested a conditional development permit revision for the approved grocery store and retail services building. The revisions included relocation of the cart storage to the exterior of the building as a result of minor modifications to the interior grocery store layout, an expansion of the grocery store front arcade, a reduction of nine off-street parking spaces, and changes to the exterior colors and sign plan. These requests were reviewed and approved by the City Council on March 13, 2007.

Project History

In 2001 Safeway and the neighborhood began working collaboratively on a design proposal. The project received the required City Council approvals in late 2005. In 2007, Safeway applied for and received a conditional development permit revision.

Current Status

The project has started construction. Safeway has provided documents relating to the construction process, available at left under Safeway Documents.

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