The Menlo Park Planning Commission approved the new Derry condo-commercial project on Monday. The 108-condo project is expected to go before the City Council in May for final approval.
Commissioners took a series of votes during a five-hour meeting to tweak aspects of the project, but support for the development to move forward was unanimous, said Megan Fisher, an associate planner with the city.
The project includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos; about 25,000 square feet of commercial space; and a 3,000-square-foot public plaza on a 3.4-acre site bordered by Derry Lane and Oak Grove Avenue, between El Camino Real and the Caltrain tracks.
This is a scaled-back version of a 135-condo development approved for the same site by the Planning Commission and City Council in 2006.
The residents' group, Menlo Park Tomorrow, led a signature drive against that project, and the council opted to let the residents' group and the developer negotiate plans for the new, less-dense development rather than put the original project to a citywide vote.