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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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Menlo Park: New El Camino Real mixed-use project

by Sandy Brundage / Almanac

Uploaded: Thu, Jul 17, 2014, 8:53 am

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.

Comments

whatever
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:17 am
whatever, 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?


Ralph
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Ralph, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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


menloshoppet
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm
menloshoppet, 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.


Mike Keenly
Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Mike Keenly, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Fantastic design! Looking forward to it being built.


MMS
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm
MMS, 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.


Peter Carpenter
Registered user
Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood
Registered user
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Are the balconies being counted as open space?

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


Menlo Voter
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Menlo Voter, Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Nice looking building.


Tom
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Tom, 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.


A Better El Camino
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm
A Better El Camino, 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.


Houda
Menlo Park: other
on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm
Houda, 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.


NZ
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm
NZ, 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.


KM
Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm
KM, 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


Stanford
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm
Stanford, 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.


Matt R
Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Jul 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm
Matt R, 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!


Another developer Shill
Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:38 am
Another developer Shill, Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:38 am
MOE
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:12 pm
MOE, 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.


Warning
Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Warning, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Warning!: comments critical of the project are being deleted.

Editor's note: No comments have been deleted from this thread up to now.


Name hidden
Atherton: West of Alameda

on Sep 27, 2017 at 4:24 pm
Name hidden, Atherton: West of Alameda

on Sep 27, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?


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