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News - September 19, 2012

Menlo Park: Corporate center, Belle Haven on council agenda

by Sandy Brundage

Menlo Park's M-2 industrial district may see some development at 151 Commonwealth Drive and 164 Jefferson Drive. The council will review a staff report at its Sept. 18 meeting regarding a proposal by the Sobrato Organization to merge those locations into a single site for two four-story office buildings.

The buildings would exceed the 35-foot height limit, thus the project requires a conditional use permit. The city has also decided the proposal needs an environmental impact report before proceeding.

Also on the agenda: a mid-year update of cost recovery for the Belle Haven after-school program. Earlier this year, the city had proposed merging the program with the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, an option that was greeted with protest by parents. Now staff is reviewing cost-cutting measures and fundraising efforts by the community.

This week brings a change in location for the council meeting — it starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Menlo Park Senior Center, located at 110 Terminal Ave. in Menlo Park.

Go to to review the agenda.