Stanford University (Stanford) is constructing housing facilities at 500 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. The project will consist of 215 rental units, approximately 145,000 square feet of commercial offices, 10,000 square feet of retail, and a half-acre publicly accessible, but privately-owned plaza.
Stanford engaged Menlo Park residents from 2015 to 2017 to gather public feedback on desired features for the vacant lot between 350 and 550 El Camino Real. As a result, Stanford created a plan that suits the needs of local citizens and complies with the City’s approved zoning for the site. With easy access to underground parking, nearby transit options, and the project’s pedestrian pathways, the homes at Middle Plaza will provide connections to Menlo Park’s retail districts, jobs and schools in the community and beyond. Abatement and demolition activities begun in winter 2018 and the construction is anticipated to continue through winter 2022.
Circlepoint has been contracted to lead the communication of construction activities to residents, businesses, and people who frequently travel along El Camino Real. Our approach will create a positive community relationship as we aim to mitigate the impacts that demolition, construction machinery, vehicles, materials, noise, dust, and other debris will have in the immediacies of the site. Services provided include the redesign and management of the project’s website, establishment and monitoring of the project’s help line and email, and production of collateral and public notices about construction updates.