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News - August 20, 2014

Menlo briefs: Apartment complex proposed

The Menlo Park Planning Commission was set to hold a study session on a proposed Haven Avenue apartment complex on Aug. 20.

Developer Greystar LLC plans to build a 146-unit complex on a 4.9-acre site at 3645 Haven Ave. With one, two or three bedrooms each, the apartments would be grouped into five three-story buildings.

Amenities would include an outdoor dining area, lounge, pool and spa. The plan calls for 255 parking spaces, with up to 15 set aside for electric cars.

None of the units will be below-market-rate housing, according to the staff report.

The study session was advisory only. The project doesn't need the commission's approval, as the city's community development director will make the final determination of whether it complies with the zoning code.

A new project, this one located within the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan zone, was also on the agenda. The owner of 612 College Ave., off Alto Lane, wants to turn a single-family home and a commercial warehouse into four townhomes. Two three-story buildings, with two living units apiece, would be built on the 0.2-acre site.

Burglary at

Fosters Freeze

Burglars on Saturday, Aug. 16, broke into Fosters Freeze, a Menlo Park landmark at 580 Oak Grove Ave., and stole $115 in coins from the cash register, police reported.

Someone smashed a side window to gain entry, police said. The Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park opened in 1949.

Senior Showcase

An information fair for seniors will come to Menlo Park on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Little House, located at 800 Middle Ave.

The Senior Showcase features health screenings, document shredding and other services. Admission is free.

Call 344-5200 for more information.

Chamber mixer

The Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar will host this month's mixer for the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. The restaurant is located inside the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.


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