The Menlo Park Planning Commission will review a three-story mixed-use project proposed for two adjacent parcels on El Camino Real between Valparaiso and Oak Grove avenues when it meets tonight (Monday).
The project involves demolition of two existing one-story commercial buildings at 1283-1295 El Camino Real for a new development of 15 residential units and about 2,000 square feet of commercial space. The two parcels would be merged under the plan.
The housing would include six three-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom units, according to the staff report. Commercial space would be designed for retail, personal service or non-medical office uses. The report notes that the proposal would meet the specific plan's base-level standards.
The applicant, Mohammad Mortazevi, is requesting architectural control for the project and permission to remove a heritage catalpa tree on the property that is "in poor/fair condition," according to the staff report.
City staff recommends approval of the requests.
Also on the agenda, the commission will conduct a public hearing on a request for a use permit and architectural control by applicant John Tarlton, who wants to partially convert, expand and architecturally update an existing warehouse and general office building into research and development space at 1315 O'Brien Drive.
The proposal includes a traffic demand management (TDM) plan, a request to remove 27 heritage trees, and a request for a use permit for the indoor use and both indoor and outdoor storage of hazardous materials for the research, development and manufacturing of "single molecule, real time (SMRT) chips and reagents for use in association with genome sequencing," according to the staff report.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St., in the Menlo Park Civic Center.
Go here for the agenda and staff reports.