Meta and Signature Development move ahead on Menlo Park urban village

Meta Platforms and Signature Development Group have moved forward with plans to turn a former tech campus into a 59-acre urban retail village in Menlo Park.

The Facebook parent, based in the city, and the Oakland-based developer have won Planning Commission approval for four architectural plans at 1350-1390 Willow Road, 925-1098 Hamilton Avenue and 1005-1275 Hamilton Court, SFYimby reported.

The so-called Willow Village will replace the Menlo Science and Technology campus, which includes 19 low-slung offices from the 1970s. The City Council gave a green light late last year.

Construction of what some call “Zucktown” is expected to take several phases and years to complete.

Hart Howerton is master planner, with Ankrom Moisan Architects responsible for the residential design. Pickard Chilton is the office architect and Safdie Architects has designed a meeting and collaboration space.

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