High-Density Apartment moving near Facebook’s Campuses

St. Anton Partners & Facebook announce a collaboration to build housing community

by eleonora usseglio prinsi
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NEWS _ St. Anton Partners and Facebook announce a strategic collaboration to build Anton Menlo, a 394-unit multifamily housing community within walking distance of Facebook’s existing Menlo Park headquarters and their new West Campus, which is currently under construction.

Designed by national architecture firm KTGY Group Inc., the infill redevelopment project is an assemblage of nearly 10 acres of formerly industrial land near Marsh Road off of Highway 101 in Menlo Park, CA. The site recently received its final zoning approval from the Menlo Park City Council and is currently in the design review phase with City staff. Anton Menlo represents the City's first significant new apartment building in over 20 years.

The $120 million apartment community provides housing in a highly constrained area of the Bay Area Peninsula. Through extensive focus groups, surveys and coordination with Facebook, Anton Menlo was designed with cutting-edge technology features and community amenities catering to today’s sophisticated renters.

Anton Menlo Community includes 35 studio, 208 one-bedroom, 139 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom residences.

"We are thrilled to have new housing options coming to the City of Menlo Park to serve the Silicon Valley and the Marsh Road and Willow Road business areas," said City of Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki"Providing new housing opportunities for employees working in the area will allow people to live where they work and to spend more time enjoying this great city.

Through coordination with adjacent property owners and the City of Menlo Park, major transit-oriented development (TOD) improvements are forthcoming to the Haven area, like direct pedestrian and bicycle connectivity from the “Bay Trail” to Anton Menlo, new and repaired pedestrian sidewalks throughout Haven Avenue with street lighting and lighted crosswalks and improved bus stop facilities.

To assist with housing affordability and as part of their Below Market Rate Agreement with Menlo Park, Facebook has funded fifteen low-income units for inclusion at the project.

"We designed a community built on amenities and social settings," said KTGY's Keith Labus, AIA, LEED AP and principal "Anton Menlo has everything the young professional could want to complement their busy lifestyle."

 Demolition and grading is scheduled to commence in October and construction is anticipated to last 24 months.

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