The public is invited to comment on a proposal by Facebook to develop its 58-acre third campus with about 963,000 square feet of new office buildings and possibly a 200-room hotel. The site is at 300-309 Constitution Drive.
Comment is sought on what should be the scope of the environmental impact report on the project -- what the city's consultant should consider in conducting the study. The comment period on the scope of the environmental impact study closes at 5 p.m. Monday, July 20.
Facebook's proposal would involve a rezoning to allow the buildings to be built as high as 75 feet.
The city's Planning Commission held a study session on the proposal on July 13. A video of the meeting is online. Page down to the Planning Commission section to see the links on the July 13 meeting.
There are already buildings at the site, which Facebook bought from TE Connectivity in 2014. Under the proposal, all the buildings except one would be demolished.
The new office buildings and the hotel would result in a net increase of about 302,000 square feet of development at the site, according to the city's staff report on the project.
Last year, the Planning Commission approved Facebook's plan to to convert a 185,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution building on the site to "general offices and ancillary employee amenities."
The city plans additional public meetings before any action is taken, including public hearings by the Planning Commission, a public outreach meeting, reviews by other city commissions (Housing, Environmental Quality, Bicycle, and Transportation), and several City Council meetings. A project timeline will be prepared for the council's review this fall. The goal is to complete the "environmental review and land use entitlements" by the summer of 2016, according to the staff report.