Greystar has submitted a proposed project, tentatively named Menlo Uptown, to redevelop three parcels with 483 multi-family dwelling units comprised of 42 for-sale condominium units and 441 rental units on a 4.83-acre site . The three project parcels are located at 141 Jefferson Drive and 180-186 Constitution Drive in the R-MU-B (Residential Mixed Use-Bonus) zoning district. The proposed project would utilize bonus level density and height in exchange for community amenities, as defined through the ConnectMenlo process.
City staff is evaluating the project proposal to refine the review process, tentative project schedule, required land use entitlements, and the appropriate environmental review. It is anticipated that the following land use entitlements would be applicable to the proposed project:
Lot line adjustment
Below Market Rate (BMR) housing agreement
On February 25, 2019, the Planning Commission held a study session to review an initial version of the proposed project. The Commission's feedback on the proposal included the following points:
Adjust the massing and design of the buildings to break up facades
Improve vehicular circulation, open space, and paseo connections on the site
Consider providing commercial/retail space as part of the project to support the residential uses on the site
The applicant is modifying the plans to incorporate elements of the Planning Commission feedback.
An initial study and focused EIR are required for the project. A contract to start the environmental review process was approved by the City Council on July 15, 2019. A Notice of Preparation and Initial Study are currently being prepared for the project.