Monday: Planning Commission to weigh in on Facebook expansion


Facebook's proposed expansion plans for two large office buildings totaling more than 962,000 square feet and a 200-room hotel at 300-309 Constitution Drive in eastern Menlo Park go before Menlo Park's Planning Commission on Sept. 26.

The commission will be the penultimate governing body to weigh in on the project before it reaches the City Council, which will make the ultimate decision on whether to approve it.

The Planning Commission will have a public hearing to discuss the various approvals necessary for the project to move forward: site rezoning, a conditional development permit, a development agreement, a below-market-rate housing agreement, a lot reconfiguration, tree removal permits and the approval of the project's final environmental impact review.

According to the staff report, a displacement analysis and fiscal impact analysis have been compiled for the project, but are not legally necessary studies for the project to be approved.

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The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Civic Center. See the agenda here or watch the meeting online.

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