In addition to revamping the design for a public plaza at Middle Avenue, Stanford University is looking at adding housing units and reducing the amount of office space in the approximately 430,000-square-foot mixed-use complex it plans to build at 500 El Camino Real i Menlo Park in partnership with developer John Arrillaga.
The revisions are still in process, Stanford spokeswoman Jean McCown said, and the tweaked proposal may be submitted to the city of Menlo Park by the end of summer.
The plaza is now projected to be 21,000 square feet, about double the size of the public plaza in front of Cafe Borrone. It would be located just north of the Middle Avenue and El Camino Real intersection, according to Ms. McCown.
The entry into the complex's underground parking garage has been shifted to the side of the property closest to the railroad tracks instead of running under the plaza as the initial design had proposed.