City of Menlo Park, CA

12/04/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/04/2023 18:29

3705 Haven Project Notice of Preparation released

3705 Haven Project Notice of Preparation released

Published on December 04, 2023

On Dec. 1, the City released the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the proposed redevelopment located at 3705 Haven Ave. The proposed project would redevelop the parcel by constructing a new eight-story, 99-unit apartment development.

The release of the NOP 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 is open as of Friday, Dec. 1 and ends Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. The comment period is extended to ensure the public has time to review and provide comments on the NOP notwithstanding the scheduled City-office closure Monday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.

Printed copies of the NOP are available for review at the Menlo Park Library at 800 Alma St. and the Belle Haven Branch Library at 413 Ivy Dr., both in Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Written comments on the scope and content of the EIR must be submitted to Community Development no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. Comments may be submitted by email to Associate Planner, Fahteen Khan or by letter to Fahteen Khan, Associate Planner, Community Development, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park, CA 94025. Emailed comments are preferred.

The proposed project would be developed using the bonus level development allowed by the City's Municipal Code and State Density Bonus Law, which provides for an increase in density, gross floor area and/or height in exchange for the provision of community amenities. The proposed project would construct an eight-story (approximately 93 feet tall), 99-unit residential apartment building with approximately 1,550 square feet of ground floor commercial space and structured parking on a 0.66-acre parcel. With bonus-level density, the allowed density would result in 66 units. Of the 66 units, the project is providing 15 percent (equal to 10 units) as very-low income units, which makes the Project eligible for State Density Bonus. The project includes a total of approximately 11,730 square feet of common open space, including approximately 4,670 square feet of publicly accessible outdoor space. More information on the proposed project is available on the City-maintained project page.

In addition, the public notice, identifies that 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 Street Monday, Dec. 18 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's website no less than 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Oral comments on the scope and content of the EIR, as well as other project components, can be provided at the meeting.

Please contact Associate Planner, Fahteen Khan at [email protected] or 650-330-6739 if there are any questions or comments.