Parkline proposed site map

On October 15, 2021, Lane Partners LLC, submitted an application on behalf of SRI International to update SRI’s research campus and create a new transit-oriented, mixed-use district adjacent to the City’s Downtown Area and Caltrain Station.

The Parkline proposal includes a mixed-use neighborhood with new housing units at a range of affordability levels, new bicycle and pedestrian connections, more than 25 acres of public open space, and a new sustainable research and development campus that would replace and consolidate SRI’s existing facilities with no net increase in commercial square footage.

The proposal for the approximately 63.2-acre site includes:

  • 450 new rental housing units (apartment units and town homes), including a mix of affordable and market rate rental housing
  • An approximately one-acre portion of land, proposed to be dedicated to an affordable housing developer for the future construction of a 100 percent affordable housing or special needs project
  • over 25 acres of landscaped, publicly accessible open space
  • Replacement of nearly 1.1 million square feet of outdated research buildings with five sustainable office/R&D/life science buildings, and a new amenity building for workers
  • A network of new bike and pedestrian pathways that enhance accessibility and connectivity through Menlo Park, including creating safer routes for students
  • Retaining three existing buildings for SRI's continued operation in Menlo Park
  • Providing new community-oriented retail, such as a juice bar and bike repair station, in addition to new recreational opportunities

City actions required on proposed project 

It is anticipated that the following city actions (e.g., agreements, permits, analyses and reviews) would be required for the proposed project:

  • Development agreement
  • Conditional development permit
  • General plan amendment
  • Zoning ordinance amendment
  • Rezoning
  • Below market rate housing agreement
  • Vesting tentative map/subdivision
  • Architectural control
  • Heritage tree removal permits
  • Certification of an environmental impact report

Current status

The City released the Notice of Preparation(PDF, 2MB)  (NOP) for the project Dec. 2, 2022. The release of the NOP begins the comment period on the scope and content of the environmental impact report (EIR) to be prepared for the proposed project. The comment period begins Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, and ends Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. 

The notice of preparation identifies that in addition to the Proposed Project, the EIR will study two potential project variants: one that includes an approximately 2 million gallon buried concrete water reservoir and associated facilities, and one that includes an additional 50 residential units for a total of up to 600 dwelling units, inclusive of the standalone affordable housing building. Additional information is available under the Environmental review section.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the EIR scoping session and a study session on this item via Zoom and in the City Council Chambers, 751 Laurel St., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at 7 p.m., or as near as possible thereafter, at which time and place interested persons may appear and be heard thereon. The Zoom link will be available with publication of the Planning Commission agenda on the city website not less than 72 hours in advance of the meeting. 

Environmental review

Notice of preparation

The City released the Notice of Preparation(PDF, 2MB) for the proposed Parkline development project on the SRI International campus, located at 301 and 333 Ravenswood Ave. and 555 and 565 Middlefield Road. The release of the notice of preparation begins the 30-day comment period on the scope and content of the environmental impact report (EIR) to be prepared for the proposed project. The comment period begins Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, and ends Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The comment period is extended to ensure the public has time to review and provide comments given the scheduled city office closure from Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

Written comments on the scope and content of the EIR must be submitted to Community Development no later than 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Comments may be submitted by email to Acting Principal Planner Corinna Sandmeier or by letter to:

Corinna Sandmeier
Community Development
701 Laurel St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Emailed comments are preferred. For any further questions, please contact Acting Principal Planner Corinna Sandmeier.

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