Menlo Uptown

141 Jefferson - Menlo Uptown - Greystar
Greystar submitted a request for a use permit, architectural control, lot line adjustment, major subdivision, heritage tree removal permits, Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing Agreement, and environmental review to demolish three existing office and industrial buildings and redevelop the three-parcel site with 483 multi-family dwelling units, comprised of 441 rental units split between two seven-story apartment buildings and approximately 2,940 square feet of office uses located on the ground floor of one of the proposed buildings, and 42 for-sale townhome-style condominium units, located in the R-MU-B (Residential Mixed Use, Bonus) zoning district in the Bayfront area. The project includes a BMR housing agreement that requires a minimum of 15 percent (or 73 units) to be affordable. The project also includes a request for a use permit for hazardous materials to allow diesel generators to operate automated parking systems and critical building resources in the event of an emergency. The proposal includes a request for an increase in height, density, and floor area ratio (FAR) in exchange for the provision of community amenities.

The overall proposal would be comprised of:
  • Total building: 471,986 square feet
  • Residential: 469,046 square feet (483 dwelling units)
  • Office: 2,940 square feet
  • Average Height: 62.5 feet
  • Total parking: 553 spaces
  • Open space:
    • Public: 21,702 square feet
    • Common and Private: 65,250 square feet

Current status

On June 21, 2021, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the project entitlements with the exception of the major subdivision vesting tentative map, for which the Planning Commission is a recommending body to the City Council. However, the project received two appeals to the Planning Commission's approval, which must be reviewed and acted upon by the City Council. The City Council is tentatively scheduled to review the appeals and the vesting tentative map at its August 31, 2021 meeting.

On December 4, 2020, the City published the notice of availability (NOA) and released the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the project. The City accepted comments on the draft EIR through an extended 60-day comment period that ended on February 2, 2021.The Planning Commission held a draft EIR public hearing and a general study session on the proposed project via Zoom, at its meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021. The NOA and draft EIR are available on the City’s development project environmental documents webpage. In accordance with CEQA, staff created a response to comments document which includes any text changes to the Draft EIR, commonly known as the Final EIR. The Final EIR is available on the City’s development project environmental documents webpage. The City accepted comments on the Final EIR through June 21, 2021.

The project requires a fiscal impact analysis, a community amenity appraisal, and a community amenity proposal from the applicant. A community amenities appraisal, compliant with the City’s approved appraisal instructions, has been prepared and approved by the City’s Assistant Community Development Director.

A fiscal impact analysis, initial community amenity proposal (applicant submittal), and the City’s evaluation of the applicant’s proposed community amenity were released on December 23, 2020. Along with the release of the Final EIR on June 11, 2021, the City also published an updated community amenities proposal from the applicant team and the City’s evaluation of the updated community amenities proposal.

Please check back on this page for updates for these documents and other project updates.

Environmental review
The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released on June 11, 2021. The Final EIR for the proposed project does not identify any significant and unavoidable environmental impacts that would result from the implementation of the proposed project. The Final EIR identifies potentially significant environmental impacts that can be mitigated to a less than significant level (LTS/M) in the following categories: Air Quality and Noise. The Final EIR identifies less than significant (LTS) environmental impacts in the following categories: Population and Housing, Transportation, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The Final EIR is available on the City’s development projects environmental documents website. Written comments on the Final EIR were accepted through Monday, June 21, 2021.