The 3600 block of Haven Avenue in eastern Menlo Park may look like a daunting mass of building frames, but it will soon become home for many.
Two adjacent apartment developments under construction – Elan Menlo Park and Anton Menlo – are set to add a combined 540 housing units to Menlo Park. The developments have begun or will soon begin to lease apartments.
Elan Menlo Park
Elan Menlo Park, located on about 5 acres at 3645 Haven Ave., has started to lease its first 53 apartments, with occupancy set to begin in March.
Fifty-three more apartments will be leased in April and another 40 will become available in May, according to staff at Greystar, the project's developer.
In all, the development will have 146 apartments: 74 one-bedroom units, 66 two-bedroom units and six three-bedroom units.
None of the apartments will be part of the city's "below market rate" program.
Rent is expected to range from $3,365 to $3550 for a one-bedroom apartment, $3,730 to $4,015 for a two-bedroom, and $4,600 to $4,675 for a three-bedroom, according to the project website.
The apartment complex will have a fitness center, a resident lounge and interior courtyards with Wi-Fi, bike storage and maintenance, and a saltwater pool and spa, the website says. It will also have an outdoor area with fire pits, barbecue grills and TVs, and a pet area that measures roughly 50 feet by 10 feet, Greystar staff said.
The development could be for families or employees that work at nearby tech companies, they said. It is located in the Redwood City School District.
The company declined to comment when asked if it had partnered or consulted with Facebook on the project's development.
Adjacent to Elan Menlo Park, at 3639 Haven Ave., a much larger apartment complex under construction called Anton Menlo, is expected to complete the first 59 of its 394 apartments in March and will be available for lease then, according to Tony Patillo, director of construction.
The project covers about 10 acres and is expected to contain 35 studio apartments, 208 one-bedroom apartments, 139 two-bedroom apartments and 12 three-bedroom apartments. The apartments range in size from 563 to 1,549 square feet, according to the city website.
Thirty-seven of the apartments will be part of the city's "below market rate" housing program, with 22 for very-low-income renters and 15 for low-income renters.
The project website reports it will have a sports lounge, cafe, pool, spas for pets and people, a bocce ball court, gym, rooftop terrace and chef demonstration kitchen.
Not all of those amenities will necessarily be available when leasing begins, Mr. Patillo said. The project is expected to be fully completed in the fall, and more housing will become available in phases before then.
The development was planned in partnership with Facebook.