Almanac

News - March 20, 2013

Boys & Girls clubhouse wants room to grow

• The youth organization seeks permit to enlarge the second floor.

by Sandy Brundage

There may be room to teach a few more kids at the Menlo Park clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. The nonprofit has asked the Planning Commission for permission to build an addition to the second floor of its facility at 401 Pierce Road in Menlo Park.

The 747 square-feet of new space would be used for office work during the day and tutoring in the evenings, according to Executive Director Peter Fortenbaugh. "We plan to complete in April," he told the Almanac.

The club, which provides academic support and after-school activities for kindergartners through high school seniors, currently serves about 250 community members, with 28 employees, according to the planning staff report. The report said the nonprofit does not plan to add staff, so parking needs will remain steady despite the increase in floor space.

The requested addition would exceed the maximum allowed floor-area ratio by approximately 1 percent, but the permit being asked for would allow the construction of another 4,288 square feet in the future with only architectural review by the Planning Commission.

Go to tinyurl.com/auz48gh to review the agenda and associated staff reports.

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