The City of Menlo Park has approved plans for the large residential infill at 123 Independence Drive in Menlo Park, San Mateo County. The proposal will reshape an 8.15-acre parcel with 432 apartments next to an adjacent residential development. The Sobrato Organization is responsible for the development.
The project will yield around 661,690 square feet with 479,690 square feet of residential floor area, nearly 180,000 square feet of garages, and 4,960 square feet for long-term bicycle parking in the apartment structure. Of the 432 units, there will be 116 townhome-style apartments and 316 rental units. Across the site, 66 will be designated as affordable. Apartment unit sizes will vary, with 88 studios, 185 one-bedrooms, and 43 two-bedrooms. Parking will be included for 586 cars.
Studio T Square is responsible for the design. Facade materials will include cement plaster, fiber cement panels, porcelain tiles, siding, and a green screen. The townhomes will incorporate brick veneer and asphalt shingle roofing.
The Guzzaro Partnership is overseeing the landscape architecture, including a plaza between the townhomes and the apartments, a pedestrian pathway from Constitution Drive by the apartment, and extending through the townhomes. The pathways will cover around 88,040 square feet of the open space.
Kier + Wright is the civil engineer. PAE Engineers is consulting on MEP. Demolition will be required for five existing structures, a mix of offices, and industrial facilities. Construction is expected to last over four years, starting as early as September 2024.