Menlo Park: St. Anton to start building 394-unit apartment complex


Developer St. Anton Partners is ready to start building its 394-unit apartment complex at 3639 Haven Ave. in Menlo Park. The city issued permits on March 2 for two of the three planned buildings.

Planned in partnership with Facebook, Anton Menlo is the largest apartment project undertaken in the city in more than 20 years.

Situated on 10 acres of land off Marsh Road, the $120 million complex will include amenities such as a convenience store, pub, bike repair shop and dog daycare.

Facebook will subsidize 15 of the 37 affordable housing units. Construction is expected finish in mid-2016, according to the city.

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Posted by Old School Mom
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

394 unit!! What?? Where are all of these cars going? All of the development in Redwood City and now this 394 units? Holy cow. Is anyone else around here raising their eyebrows to any of this? What used to take 10 minutes to drive to now is just under half an hour because of the traffic congestion. Time to move out of the area - Change is good, still its starting to feel as though we are living on quick sand.

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Posted by Thomas Paine IV
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Mar 12, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Where are the cars going? In their garages since many of the residents in these units will work across the street at Facebook.

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Posted by Helen Palo Alto
a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Please let the community know more about St. Anton Partners. I found this on their website:
In 1997, St. Anton Partners signed their first tax-exempt bond deal. This transaction opened the doors to more than two dozen tax exempt projects. From the beginning, internal construction has been a key to St. Anton Partners’ business plan and success. In 2005, the property management team was brought in-house,which led to a major expansion of the development team.
What are the details of their Tax exempt deals? are they related to any religious organization (St. Anton) that also get Tax- Emption??

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Posted by really?
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 12, 2015 at 1:42 pm

In regards to car parking, I've seen the plans and they're very ingenious. As they're close to the Bay, each resident is given an inflatable platform, much like the military uses to building quick bridges with. The car is placed on the platform and floated out into the water. The platforms are tethered together with steel cables to keep all of the floating parked cars in a large group. This is managed by a series of valets who use small sea kayaks to get to the cars.

I'm quite excited!

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Posted by Former Sun Employee
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Thomas Paine IV: It's great if the majority of the Facebook employees will live nearby in the new development, but what happens when another company comes along and replaces Facebook, kind of how Facebook replaced MySpace. I worked at the current Facebook location when it was occupied by Sun Microsystems, which also occupied most of the buildings in Mt. View currently occupied by Google. Things change...

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Posted by Stats
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:40 pm

@Former Sun Employee,
Didn't you just answer your own question ? The St. Anton will fill up with residents who work at whichever new company ends up occupying Facebooks current digs... The St. Anton isn't reserved for just FaceBookers but that's their most natural clientele today.

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Posted by Frank
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Are there any details online about the project? Such as how many stories?

Are employees of Facebook going to want to live here? Seems like most of them live in San Francisco and ride their private busses to Menlo. How many are going to give that up to live over 101?

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