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Menlo Park: New El Camino Real mixed-use project

Pinnacle Group, a real estate developer based in Atherton, has submitted an application to build a mixed-use complex at 1283-1295 El Camino Real, near Valparaiso Avenue, according to the city.

A 6,471-square-foot building would be demolished to make way for a new three-story building with approximately 1,906 square feet of commercial space and 15 residential units.

The kind of commercial use remains to be determined, according to Menlo Park Senior Planner Thomas Rogers, and could be office, retail or some other type.

The project falls within the base level size allowed by the specific plan, but will need an analysis for any additional environmental impacts as well as a review of architectural features by the Planning Commission.

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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

Speaking of new buildings, any news on the old Menlo Atherton Shell site at 1400 El Camino?


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Posted by Ralph
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

What ever it is...the loud few will be against it.


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Posted by menloshoppet
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Ralph, I think you will be shown wrong. The building is modest in scale and attractively designed. The developers are to be lauded for moving ahead. People will like what they are doing here.


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Posted by Mike Keenly
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Fantastic design! Looking forward to it being built.


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Posted by MMS
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Building is well designed and will be a great addition to our downtown area. We are in desperate need of additional housing and this project will bring just that.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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Are the balconies being counted as open space?

What would be the impact, if any, of the Lanza/Fry initiative on this project?


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

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Nice looking building.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

After walking and riding by these ratty old buildings for decades, this new building will bring a breath of fresh air to downtown. The design is attractive and it does not push outside the parameters of the new Downtown Plan. Kudos to Pinnacle Group! Now let's get some more of Menlo Park refreshed and end the embarrassment caused by too many years of 'no-growth' madness.


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Posted by A Better El Camino
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Finally a building on El Camino thats beautiful ! I am so tired of looking at the run down stretch between Valpo and Santa Cruz Ave. So much potential on that stretch of road to create attractive mix use space.


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Posted by Houda
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Looks amazing! This building will be a great asset to Menlo Park. Can't wait to see it built.


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Posted by NZ
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Finally an attractive addition to this El Camino Strip. Seems like a nice balanced design.


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Posted by KM
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Design looks good and brings a modern look to the area


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Posted by Stanford
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Finally something exciting for this area of Menlo (too many creepy building there). Next lets ask them to take care of Santa Cruz. This main street is a shame. Even redwood city does better than us.


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Posted by Matt R
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Jul 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Nice building! Now, have them put underground parking and solar on top and it will be perfect!


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Posted by Another developer Shill
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:38 am

I love it!!!


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Posted by MOE
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Refreshing! Not only the complex and interesting design but also the lack of negative comments. There is hope - Menlo Park.


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Posted by Warning
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm

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