Introducing a multi-purpose project that aligns with the character of Menlo Park and offers a community gathering spot for the benefit of all who live in, work or visit the area.
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As envisioned by the El Camino/Downtown Specific Plan, the project will include approximately 145,000 square feet of commercial office space. This is less than 40 percent of the project’s total size and will occupy primarily the southern end of the site near Cambridge Avenue and the Stanford Park Hotel. The site is located in close proximity to both Menlo Park and Palo Alto Caltrain stations and other transit options. No medical professional offices are proposed.
Middle Plaza will offer approximately 215 rental housing units, including Below Market Rate options, designed to fit with the character of the surrounding community. With easy access to underground parking, nearby transit options and the project’s pedestrian pathways, the homes at Middle Plaza will provide easy access to Menlo Park’s retail districts, jobs and schools in the community and beyond.
Middle Plaza anchors this project around an expanded, outdoor gathering place that will be publically accessible, but privately owned and maintained. Situated at the intersection of ECR and Middle Ave. at the project’s northern end, the plaza is located close to parking and pedestrian and bicycle access and provides ample opportunities for residents and visitors to grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant, sit outside and enjoy.
The project will include a variety of retail options in the 10,000 square feet of space concentrated around Middle Plaza at Middle Avenue and El Camino Real. Retail options will be handpicked to match the community’s tastes, retail needs and will include a variety of upscale and casual eateries with outdoor seating on the public plaza.