123 Independence Drive Residential Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Menlo Park
Document Title
123 Independence Drive Residential Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan: Mixed Use Residential; Zoning: Residential-Mixed Use-Bonus Zoning District
Document Description
The project proposes to demolish the five existing office and industrial buildings, shift the parcel boundaries to create five new lots, including four building lots (A, B, C and D) and one open space lot (Lot 1), and construct 316 rental apartments and 116 for-sale townhomes. There would be 48 apartments and 18 townhomes designated as Below Market Rate (BMR) units. Lot A would support a 5-story building with 316 rental apartments and approximately 335 parking spaces in a parking structure with a single level below-grade and a single level at-grade. Lots B, C and D would support 3-story townhomes that would be subdivided via condominium mapping. A total of 251 parking spaces would be provided in a combination of private garages and at-grade parking stalls. Long-term and short-term bicycle parking would also be provided throughout the site. The project proposes to provide an additional eight BMR apartment units as part of the project’s preliminary community amenities proposal resulting in a total of 56 Below Market Rate apartment units. Lot 1 would stretch across the site from Constitution Drive to Independence Drive, with a 11,945 square foot park near the middle of the site and a 14,209 square-foot paseo connecting the park to Constitution Drive and to Independence Drive. Landscape zones would be placed around building perimeters and along street frontages and common green spaces would be provided between townhomes and in the apartment building courtyard. Outside of the paseo and park, the project proposes 88,035 square feet of landscaping.

Contact Information

Payal Bhagat
Agency Name
City of Menlo Park
Job Title
Contract Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Menlo Park
San Mateo
Cross Streets
Independence Drive, Constitution Drive, Chrysler Drive
Parcel #
055-236-180, 055-236-140, 055-236-240, 055-236-300, 055-236-280
State Highways
US 101, SR 84, SR 82
San Francisco Bay, Redwood Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 432, Acres 7.56), Other (Open space, 0.59 acres)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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