The Shell gas station at 1400 El Camino Real and Glenwood Avenue in Menlo Park may be undergoing some changes. According to city staff, the owner inquired about a month ago about discontinuing the gas sales, but expanding the repair shop.
Senior Planner Thomas Rogers said that change would require a use permit approved by the Planning Commission, and that the city would need to evaluate whether a stand-alone repair shop would fit within the specific plan regulations. Current uses allowed for the site require that vehicles aren't typically stored overnight, he said.
An update from the city on Nov. 7 stated that fencing has gone up around the site to allow the removal of gas tanks, and an independent auto repair business has moved to 1279 El Camino Real. Staff had no further information about what the gas station's owner plans to do next.