1540 El Camino Real – Menlo Park: Office, housing plans submitted for former Beltramo’s site

The Almanac

August 25, 2017

Transitioning from a high-end wine and spirits shop to a treadmill outfitter is only the tip of the iceberg of changes ahead for the former Beltramo’s location, if a redevelopment proposal recently submitted for the site is approved.

Derek Hunter Jr., of Hunter-Storm Development, has proposed to demolish the longstanding building that housed Beltramo’s wine shop at 1540 El Camino Real and build a new 41,000-square-foot, two-story office building and a three-story residential building with 25 units, according to Menlo Park city staff.

According to project drawings, the office building would face El Camino Real, and the residential structure would be behind it, facing San Antonio Street.

The development would also have a two-level underground parking garage. Seven heritage trees are targeted for removal as part of the project.

The architects for the project are KSH Architects and KTGY Architecture + Planning, according to project drawings.

The project will have to be vetted by the Planning Commission, but the matter has not yet been scheduled. According to city staff, the Planning Commission is likely to begin its review of the project by the end of the year.

Beltramo’s closed in July 2016, and had been a family-run business in the city since 1882.

Mr. Hunter is also developing a 24-condominium complex at 133 Encinal Ave. in Menlo Park, the former site of the Roger Reynolds Nursery.