El Camino Real Downtown Specific Plan

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Menlo Park
Document Title
El Camino Real Downtown Specific Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
C-3 (Central Commercial), C-4 (ECR) (General Commercial, Applicable to El Camino Real), P-D (Planned Development), R-C (Mixed-Use), R-3-C (Apartment-Office), C-1-B (Administrative, Professional, and Service), P (Parking), R-3 (Apartment), C-1-A (Adminsitrative and Professional) zoning districts.

Document Description
The City of Menlo Park has developed the Menlo Park Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan ("Specific Plan" or "Plan") to establish a framework for private and public improvements in the Plan area for the next 30 years. The Specific Plan addresses approximately 130 acres and focuses on the character and density of private infill development, the character and extent of enhanced public spaces, and circulation and connectivity improvements. The primary goal of the Specific Plan is to "enhance the community life, character and vitality through mixed use infill projects sensitive to the small-town character of Menlo Park, and expanded public realm, and improved connection across El Camino Real." The Specific Plan includes objectives, policies, development standards, and design guidelines intended to guide new private development and public space and transportation improvements in the Specific Plan area over the next 30 years. The Plan builds upon the El Camino Real/Downtown Vision Plan that was unanimously accepted by the Menlo Park City Council on July 15, 2008. The Specific Plan does not propose specific private developments, but establishes a maximum development capacity of 474,000 square feet of non-residential development, inclusive of retail, hotel, and commercial development, and 680 new residential units, resulting in an estimated 1,357 new jobs and 1,537 new residents.

Contact Information
Thomas Rogers
City of Menlo Park
Lead/Public Agency
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone : (650) 330-6722


Menlo Park
San Mateo
Cross Streets
El Camino Real/Santa Cruz Avenue and Vicinity
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR-82, US-101
San Francisquito Creek, Atherton Channel

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Menlo Park
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
City of Menlo Park; Planning Division, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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